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Tree of Origin

What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674010048

Publication Date: 10/15/2002

Academic Trade

320 pages

37 halftones, 19 line illustrations, 4 tables

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  • Introduction [Frans B. M. de Waal]
  • 1. Of Genes and Apes: Chimpanzee Social Organization and Reproduction [Anne E. Pusey]
  • 2. Apes from Venus: Bonobos and Human Social Evolution [Frans B. M. de Waal]
  • 3. Beyond the Apes: Reasons to Consider the Entire Primate Order [Karen B. Strier]
  • 4. The Ape’s Gift: Meat-eating, Meat-sharing, and Human Evolution [Craig S. Stanford]
  • 5. Out of the Pan, into the Fire: How Our Ancestors’ Evolution Depended on What They Ate [Richard W. Wrangham]
  • 6. Social and Technical Forms of Primate Intelligence [Richard W. Byrne]
  • 7. Brains on Two Legs: Group Size and the Evolution of Intelligence [Robin I. M. Dunbar]
  • 8. From Primate Communication to Human Language [Charles T. Snowdon]
  • 9. The Nature of Culture: Prospects and Pitfalls of Cultural Primatology [William C. McGrew]
  • Notes

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