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Second nature : economic origin of human evolution

Author: Haim Ofek
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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Was exchange an early agent of human evolution or is it merely a de novo artifact of modern civilisation? Here, Haim Ofek explores the impact of market forces on human evolution, from the feed-as-you-go strategy typical of primates to the development of agriculture and the domestication of fire.
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Ofek, Haim, 1936-
Second nature.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00036293
(OCoLC)43811106
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haim Ofek
ISBN: 0511017987 9780511017988 0511174845 9780511174841 9780511754937 0511754930 1280418974 9781280418976 9786610418978 6610418977
OCLC Number: 56418449
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Exchange in human and nonhuman societies --
Classical economics and classical Darwinism --
Evolutionary implications of division of labor --
The feeding ecology --
The origins of nepotistic exchange --
The origins of market exchange --
Baboon speciation vs human speciation --
Tool making and food sharing --
The global environment --
The Upper Paleolithic and other creative explosions --
The rise of agriculture.
Responsibility: Haim Ofek.
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