Different Sides of the Darwinian Divide

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780226043630
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226043647 | DOI:
Different Sides of the Darwinian Divide

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Humans have affected virtually all life on the planet. Some ecosystems have fallen apart. Remote ones remain filled with biological treasures. This chapter asks: When populations were smaller in our distant past, were our impacts less? Or, did we drive the blitzkrieg of fellow mammals only one hundred centuries ago? More to the point, did prey naiveté contribute to the success of North America's first hunting peoples?

Keywords: ecosystems; life; prey; hunting peoples; North America

Chapter.  3163 words. 

Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology

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