The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

By Pat Shipman

A daring, illuminating new tackle the affection of animals that drove human evolution.

Why do people around the world absorb and nurture different animals? This habit may appear maladaptive―after all, each mouthful given to a different species is one who you can't eat―but during this heartening new learn, acclaimed anthropologist Pat Shipman unearths that our propensity to cultivate and deal with different animals is in reality between our species' maximum strengths. For the final 2.6 million years, Shipman explains, people who coexisted with animals loved sure adaptive and cultural merits. to demonstrate this element, Shipman supplies us a travel of the milestones in human civilization-from agriculture to artwork or even language―and describes how we reached each one level via our detailed dating with different animals. The Animal Connection reaffirms our love of animals as whatever either innate and enormously human, revealing that the method of domestication not just replaced animals yet had a convincing impression on us besides. 25 black-and-white illustrations

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