Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution

Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution


How did we develop into the linguistic, cultured, and highly profitable apes that we're? Our closest relatives--the different mentally advanced and socially expert primates--offer tantalizing clues. In Tree of Origin 9 of the world's most sensible primate specialists learn those clues and compose the main large photo thus far of what the habit of monkeys and apes can let us know approximately our personal evolution as a species.

It has been approximately fifteen years for the reason that a unmarried quantity addressed the difficulty of human evolution from a primate standpoint, and in that point we now have witnessed explosive progress in study at the topic. Tree of Origin provides us the most recent information approximately bonobos, the "make love now not battle" apes who behave so dramatically not like chimpanzees. We find out about the software traditions and social customs that set every one ape neighborhood aside. We see how DNA research is revolutionizing our realizing of paternity, intergroup migration, and reproductive luck. And we confront interesting discoveries approximately primate searching habit, politics, cognition, nutrition, and the evolution of language and intelligence that problem claims of human distinctiveness in new and refined ways.

Tree of Origin offers the clearest glimpse but of the apelike ancestor who left the woodland and started the lengthy trip towards smooth humanity.

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