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By Pat Shipman

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

Why do people around the globe take up and nurture different animals? This habit might sound maladaptive―after all, each mouthful given to a different species is person who you can't eat―but during this heartening new research, acclaimed anthropologist Pat Shipman unearths that our propensity to cultivate and deal with different animals is actually between our species' maximum strengths. For the final 2.6 million years, Shipman explains, people who coexisted with animals loved convinced adaptive and cultural merits. to demonstrate this aspect, Shipman provides us a travel of the milestones in human civilization-from agriculture to paintings or even language―and describes how we reached every one level via our certain courting with different animals. The Animal Connection reaffirms our love of animals as anything either innate and rather human, revealing that the method of domestication not just replaced animals yet had a convincing influence on us in addition. 25 black-and-white illustrations

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