The Urban Cliff Revolution: New Findings On The Origins And Evolution Of Human Habitats
ISBN : 9781550418484
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The Urban Cliff Revolution: New Findings on the Origins and Evolution of Human Habitats
". . . modern humans are still cave men in the sense that our habitations and companion species are the very ones that we formed functional relationships with more than a million years ago. In the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould, E.O. Wilson, David Quammen, Ian Tattersall, and Wade Davis, five Canadian scientists compare the modern high-rise towers of our urban landscape to the cave and cliffside dwellings of our ancient ancestors and conclude that the construction of our sophisticated habitats owes much to the "cave men" and "cave women" of our past. With implications in fields as diverse as architecture, agriculture and even aspects of the origins of art, the authors of this compelling and sometimes controversial work challenge conventional thinking on separate topics such as evolution, history and ecology, by suggesting a single premise that binds these ideas together - that cliffs and rock outcrops have played a vital role in the origin, evolution, and development of the entire human habitat - that the ecological similarities between ancestral human habitats and modern ones over a period of at least one million years provide a brand new perspective on what it means to be human.
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|Publisher||Fitzhenry and Whiteside|
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