The Ape-Human Continuum and the Quest for Human Nature
By (author) Craig B. Stanford
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Significant Others by Craig B. Stanford
Book DescriptionEvolutionary scientists know that the line that divides humans from other animals has grown increasingly blurry, yet many other fields, especially in the social sciences, have not really absorbed this knowledge. At the same time, the knowledge that all humans are genetically and cognitively modern has left the apes as our only true "savages." Thus if we want to learn about human nature and how we came to be as we are, we must look to the apes. In this sweeping, fresh, controversial book, primatologist Craig Stanford does just that, giving us fascinating insights--and debunks many myths--about infanticide, mating practices, and the origins of human cognition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465081721
(203mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 30-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Craig B. Stanford
Planet Without Apes, Paperback (November 2014)
Can we live with the consequences of wiping our closest relatives off the face of the Earth, and all the biological knowledge about ourselves that would die along with them? Extinction of the great apes threatens to become a reality within a few human generations. Stanford tells us how we can redirect the course of an otherwise bleak future.
Beautiful Minds, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Craig B. Stanford
Explains how and why apes and dolphins are so distantly related yet so cognitively alike and what this teaches us about another large-brained mammal: Homo sapiens. Pointing out that apes and dolphins have had no common ancestor in nearly 100 million years, this book describes the parallel evolution that gave rise to their intelligence.
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Author Biography - Craig B. Stanford
Craig Stanford is Co-Director of the Jane Goodall Primate Research Center, in Gombe, Uganda; Director of the Bwindi-Impenetrable Great Ape Project, in Bwindi-Impenetrable National Park, Uganda; and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern California. He splits his time between Uganda and Los Angeles, California.
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