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by Peter Kappeler,Joan Silk

  • Author: Peter Kappeler,Joan Silk
  • ISBN: 3642027245
  • ISBN13: 978-3642027246
  • ePub: 1856 kb | FB2: 1796 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science & Mathematics
  • Publisher: Springer; 2010 edition (November 16, 2009)
  • Pages: 504
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Mind the Gap: Tracing the Origins of Human Universals ePub download

Another way to do so is to ask how humans differ from other species, particularly from our closest relatives, the nonhuman primates. The contributors to this book pursue both approaches, in an effort to understand how evolution has shaped modern human behavior and societies.

The derivation of human universals from nonhuman data is complicated by the immense diversity of patterns exemplified by both human and nonhuman primates. One approach is to elucidate processes that may operate universally, though the particular phenotypic patterns that result may differ, depending upon the distinctive features of species biology.

Explicit attempt to examine the evolutionary origins of traits that are found in all human societies (human universals). eBook 118,99 €. price for Russian Federation (gross).

Peter Kappeler, Joan Silk. Springer Science & Business Media, 9 нояб. PETER KAPPELER is Head of the Department of Behaviour and Ecology in the Deutsches Primatenzentrum in Gottingen, Germany. Библиографические данные.

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Another way to do so is to ask how humans differ from other species, particularly from our closest relatives, the nonhuman primates.

Mind the Gap Tracing the Origins of Human Universals. Mind the Gap. Peter M. Kappeler. Tracing the Origins of Human Universals. The chapters in this book illuminate the magnitude and historical depth of the gap between humans and other primates, and help us to understand why and how our ancestors traversed the particular historical path that brings us to the present. This volume is largely based on contributions to a conference held in Go¨ttingen (Germany), in December 2007, the VI.

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This volume features a collection of essays by primatologists, anthropologists, biologists, and psychologists who offer some answers to the question of what makes us human, i. e. , what is the nature and width of the gap that separates us from other primates? The chapters of this volume summarize the latest research on core aspects of behavioral and cognitive traits that make humans such unusual animals. All contributors adopt an explicitly comparative approach, which is based on the premise that comparative studies of our closest biological relatives, the nonhuman primates, provide the logical foundation for identifying human univ- sals as well as evidence for evolutionary continuity in our social behavior. Each of the chapters in this volume provides comparative analyses of relevant data from primates and humans, or pairs of chapters examine the same topic from a human or primatological perspective, respectively. Together, they cover six broad topics that are relevant to identifying potential human behavioral universals. Family and social organization. Predation pressure is thought to be the main force favoring group-living in primates, but there is great diversity in the size and structure of social groups across the primate order. Research on the behavioral ecology of primates and other animals has revealed that the distribution of males and females in space and time can be explained by sex-speci?c adaptations that are sensitive to factors that limit their ?tness: access to resources for females and access to potential mates for males.
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