Apes and Human Evolution

Editor/Author Tuttle, Russell H.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-67-407316-6
Image Count: 150
Book Status: Available
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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. 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.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1 Mongrel Models and Seductive Scenarios of Human Evolution
  • Part I: Terminology, Morphology, Genes, and Lots of Fossils
  • 2 Apes in Space
  • 3 Apes in Time
  • 4 Taproot and Branches of Our Family Tree
  • Part II: Positional and Subsistence Behaviors
  • 5 Apes in Motion
  • 6 Several Ways to Achieve Erection
  • 7 Hungry and Sleepy Apes
  • 8 Hunting Apes and Mutualism
  • Part III: Hands, Tools, Brains, and Cognition
  • 9 Handy Apes
  • 10 Mental Apes
  • Part IV: Sociality and Communication
  • 11 Social, Antisocial, and Sexual Apes
  • 12 Communicative Apes
  • Part V: What Makes Us Human?
  • 13 Language, Culture, Ideology, Spirituality, and Morality
  • References
  • Illustration Credits