The Resource After Eden : the evolution of human domination, Kirkpatrick Sale

After Eden : the evolution of human domination, Kirkpatrick Sale

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After Eden : the evolution of human domination
Title
After Eden
Title remainder
the evolution of human domination
Statement of responsibility
Kirkpatrick Sale
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In After Eden, Kirkpatrick Sale answers these questions in a radically new way. Integrating research in paleontology, archaeology, and anthropology, he points to the beginning of big-game hunting as the origin of Homo sapiens' estrangement from the natural world. Sale contends that a new, recognizably modern human culture based on the hunting of large animals developed in Africa some 70,000 years ago in response to a fierce plunge in worldwide temperature triggered by an enormous volcanic explosion in Asia. Tracing the migration of populations and the development of hunting thousands of years forward in time, he shows that hunting became increasingly adversarial in relation to the environment as people fought over scarce prey during Europe's glacial period between 35,000 and 10,000 years ago. By the end of that era, humans' idea that they were the superior species on the planet, free to exploit other species toward their own ends, was well established. Sale asserts that vestiges of a more ecologically sound way of life do exist today, offering redemptive possibilities for ourselves and for the planet."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sale, Kirkpatrick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN286
LC item number
.S35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Nature
  • Biological Evolution
  • Anthropology
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Humans
Label
After Eden : the evolution of human domination, Kirkpatrick Sale
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-178) and index
Contents
The dawn of modern culture : 70,000/50,000 years ago -- The conquest of Europe : 55,000/20,000 years ago -- Intensification and agriculture : 20,000/5,000 years ago -- The Erectus alternative : 1,800,000/30,000 years ago
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035682648
Label
After Eden : the evolution of human domination, Kirkpatrick Sale
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-178) and index
Contents
The dawn of modern culture : 70,000/50,000 years ago -- The conquest of Europe : 55,000/20,000 years ago -- Intensification and agriculture : 20,000/5,000 years ago -- The Erectus alternative : 1,800,000/30,000 years ago
Extent
1 online resource (186 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035682648

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