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The invaders : how humans and their dogs drove Neanderthals to extinction

Author: Pat Shipman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Invaders musters compelling evidence to show that the major factor in the Neanderthals' demise was direct competition with newly arriving humans. Drawing on insights from the field of invasion biology, which predicts that the species ecologically closest to the invasive predator will face the greatest competition, Pat Shipman traces the devastating impact of a growing human population: reduction of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shipman, Pat, 1949-
Invaders.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014048479
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Shipman
ISBN: 9780674736764 0674736761 9780674975415 0674975413
OCLC Number: 893897294
Description: xiii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: And he is us --
Here we come, ready or not --
Time is of the essence --
Who wins in an invasion? --
How do you know that? --
What's for dinner? --
What does an invasion look like? --
Going, going, gone --
Guess who else is coming for dinner? --
Bearing up under competition pressure --
The Jagger principle --
Dogged --
Why dogs? --
When is a wolf not a wolf? --
What happened and why.
Responsibility: Pat Shipman.

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Humans domesticated dogs soon after Neanderthals began to disappear. This alliance between two predator species, Pat Shipman hypothesizes, made possible unprecedented success in hunting large Ice Age  Read more...
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If you want to understand your own mind, read this remarkable and important book. Summoning new evidence, Pat Shipman shows how our coevolution with wolves contributed to the extinction of Read more...

 
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