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Author Shipman, Pat, 1949-

Title The invaders : how humans and their dogs drove Neanderthals to extinction / Pat Shipman.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    569.9 SHI    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    569.9 SHI    Available
Description xiii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary "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 Neanderthals' geographic range, isolation into small groups, and loss of genetic diversity. But modern humans were not the only invaders who competed with Neanderthals for big game. Shipman reveals fascinating confirmation of humans' partnership with the first domesticated wolf-dogs soon after Neanderthals first began to disappear. This alliance between two predator species, she hypothesizes, made possible an unprecedented degree of success in hunting large Ice Age mammals--a distinct and ultimately decisive advantage for humans over Neanderthals at a time when climate change made both groups vulnerable."--Publisher's Web site.
Subject Human beings -- Origin.
Human beings -- Migrations.
Human evolution.
Dogs -- Evolution.
Human-animal relationships -- History.
Predation (Biology)
ISBN 9780674736764 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0674736761 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780674425408 (epub)
9780674425385 (pdf)
9780674425392 (mobi)
Standard No. 40024661975

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