Coming Home to the Pleistocene
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Coming Home to the Pleistocene by Paul Shepard
Book DescriptionPaul Shepard was one of the most profound and original thinkers of our time. Seminal works like The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game, Thinking Animals, and Nature and Madness introduced readers to new and provocative ideas about humanity and its relationship to the natural world. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Shepard returned repeatedly to his guiding theme: that our essential human nature is a product of our genetic heritage, formed through thousands of years of evolution during the Pleistocene epoch, and that the current subversion of that Pleistocene heritage lies at the heart of today's ecological and social ills. Coming Home to the Pleistocene, published posthumously in 1998 and now available for the first time in paperback, provides the fullest summation of that theme and the clearest expression of his ideas. In bold, poetic language, Shepard asks us to counter the blind destruction of the earth's creatures and natural systems by drawing on primal wisdom embedded in our genomes and fine-tuned by hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. To do so, he assures us, is not regressive; we cannot avoid the inherent and essential demands of an ancient, repetiti
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559635905
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Shearwater Books,US
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Shepard
Coming Home to the Pleistocene, Hardback (August 1998)» View all books by Paul Shepard
The Pleistocene was the age of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Shepard sets out to show how much of what we call "culture" can be traced back through our evolution from that formative stage.
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Author Biography - Paul Shepard
Before his death in 1996, Paul Shepard was Avery Professor of Human Ecology and Natural Philosophy at Pitzer College and the Claremont Graduate School. Among his books are The Others: How Animals Make Us Human (Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1995) and Encounters with Nature, (Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1999).
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