By Pat Shipman

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

Why do people around the world soak up and nurture different animals? This habit may appear maladaptive―after all, each mouthful given to a different species is one 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 benefits. to demonstrate this element, Shipman offers us a journey of the milestones in human civilization-from agriculture to paintings or even language―and describes how we reached each one degree via our specified dating with different animals. The Animal Connection reaffirms our love of animals as anything either innate and surprisingly human, revealing that the method of domestication not just replaced animals yet had a convincing influence on us to boot. 25 black-and-white illustrations

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