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The Resource Apes and human evolution, Russell H. Tuttle

Apes and human evolution, Russell H. Tuttle

Label
Apes and human evolution
Title
Apes and human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Russell H. Tuttle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this masterwork, Russell H. Tuttle synthesizes a vast research literature in primate evolution and behavior to explain how apes and humans evolved in relation to one another, and why humans became a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing species distinct from other hominoids. Along the way, he refutes the influential theory that men are essentially killer apes--sophisticated but instinctively aggressive and destructive beings. Situating humans in a broad context, Tuttle musters convincing evidence from morphology and recent fossil discoveries to reveal what early primates ate, where they slept, how they learned to walk upright, how brain and hand anatomy evolved simultaneously, and what else happened evolutionarily to cause humans to diverge from their closest relatives. Despite our genomic similarities with bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas, humans are unique among primates in occupying a symbolic niche of values and beliefs based on symbolically mediated cognitive processes. Although apes exhibit behaviors that strongly suggest they can think, salient elements of human culture -- speech, mating proscriptions, kinship structures, and moral codes -- are symbolic systems that are not manifest in ape niches. This encyclopedic volume is both a milestone in primatological research and a critique of what is known and yet to be discovered about human and ape potential."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tuttle, Russell H.
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P9
LC item number
T86 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 E-620
  • QH 366.2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Primates
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Biological Evolution
  • Hominidae
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Primates
  • Primatologie
  • Affen
  • Hominidae
  • Mensch
  • Evolution
  • Verhalten
  • Evolution (biologi)
Label
Apes and human evolution, Russell H. Tuttle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 691-1015) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mongrel models and seductive scenarios of human evolution -- Terminology, morphology, genes, and lots of fossils : Apes in space ; Apes in time ; Taproot and branches of our family tree -- Positional and subsistence behaviors : Apes in motion ; Several ways to achieve erection ; Hungry and sleepy apes ; Hunting apes and mutualism -- Hands, tools, brains, and cognition : Handy apes ; Mental apes -- Sociality and communication : Social, antisocial, and sexual apes ; Communicative apes -- What makes us human? : Language, culture, ideology, spirituality, and morality
Control code
840460764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 1,056 pages
Isbn
9780674073166
Lccn
2013014310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023253774
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840460764
Label
Apes and human evolution, Russell H. Tuttle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 691-1015) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mongrel models and seductive scenarios of human evolution -- Terminology, morphology, genes, and lots of fossils : Apes in space ; Apes in time ; Taproot and branches of our family tree -- Positional and subsistence behaviors : Apes in motion ; Several ways to achieve erection ; Hungry and sleepy apes ; Hunting apes and mutualism -- Hands, tools, brains, and cognition : Handy apes ; Mental apes -- Sociality and communication : Social, antisocial, and sexual apes ; Communicative apes -- What makes us human? : Language, culture, ideology, spirituality, and morality
Control code
840460764
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 1,056 pages
Isbn
9780674073166
Lccn
2013014310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023253774
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840460764

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