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The Exploitation of Mammal Populations
By Victoria J. Taylor (editor), Mammal Society (corporate author), Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (corporate author) and Nigel Dunstone (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chapman & Hall
Publication date August 1, 1996
Pages 415
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780412644207
ISBN-10 0412644207
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $249.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Human exploitation of other mammals has passed through three histori­ cal phases, distinct in their ecological significance though overlapping in time. Initially, Homo sapiens was a predator, particularly of herbivores but also of fur-bearing predators. From about 11 000 years ago, goats and sheep were domesticated in the Middle East, rapidly replacing gazelles and other game as the principal source of meat. The principal crops, including wheat and barley, were taken into agriculture at about the same time, and the resulting Neolithic farming culture spread slowly from there over the subsequent 10 500 years. In a few places such as Mexico, Peru and China, this Middle Eastern culture met and merged with agricultural traditions that had made a similar but independent transition. These agricultural traditions provided the essential support for the industrial revolution, and for a third phase of industrial exploita­ tion of mammals. In this chapter, these themes are drawn out and their ecological signifi­ cance is investigated. Some of the impacts of humans on other mammals require consideration on a world-wide basis, but the chapter concen­ trates, parochially, on Great Britain. What have been the ecological consequences of our exploitation of other mammals? 2. 2 HISTORICAL PHASES OF EXPLOITATION 2. 2. 1 Predatory man Our nearest relatives - chimpanzees, orang utans and gorillas - are essentially forest species, deriving most of their diet from the fruits of forest trees and the shoots and leaves of plants.

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