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The animal connection : a new perspective on what makes us human

by Shipman, Pat, 1949-

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Why do humans all over the world take in and nurture other animals? This behavior might seem maladaptive--after all, every mouthful given to another species is one that you cannot eat--but in this heartening new study, acclaimed anthropologist Pat Shipman reveals that our propensity to domesticate a... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Begin at the beginning
  • Evolve without evolving
  • Attention must be paid
  • Is a tool a tool a tool?
  • Uniquely human?
  • The bonobo solution
  • A brief stop in the Levant
  • Say what?
  • Tell me all about it
  • Spreading the word
  • My cat wants you to open the door
  • Living together
  • The wolf at the door
  • Signs of domestication
  • Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
  • Riding into the sunset
  • The animal connection in the modern world.