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Man the hunted : primates, predators, and human evolution

Author: Donna Hart; Robert W Sussman
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded edView all editions and formats
This text argues that primates, including the earliest members of the human family, have evolved not as hunters but as the prey of any number of predators, including wild cats and dogs, hyenas, snakes, crocodiles and even birds of prey.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Hart; Robert W Sussman
ISBN: 9780813344034 0813344034
OCLC Number: 244315158
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Just another item on the menu --
Debunking "man the hunter" --
Who's eating whom? --
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! --
Coursing hyenas and hungry dogs --
Missionary position --
Terror from the sky --
We weren't just waiting around to be eaten! --
Gentle savage or bloodthirsty brute? --
Man the hunted --
The last word.
Responsibility: Donna Hart and Robert W. Sussman.


Presents a view of human evolution that contends early humans occupied a more vulnerable position in the food chain than we like to imagine. This book argues that primates, including the earliest  Read more...


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"In telling a story about our evolution that is grounded in real data and avoids popular psychobabble about the nature of human aggression, Man the Hunted is a substantial contribution to Read more...

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