Full title: Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and Human Evolution
Hart and Wussman argue that primates (including the earliest members of the human family), have evolved as the prey of any number of predators, including wild cats, dogs, hyenas, snakes, crocodiles and even birds. Combining studies with observations made in the field, this provocative view of human evolution suggests that many adaptations have allowed our species to survive; from developing larger brains to speech.
The myth of early humans as fearless hunters dominating the earth obscures our origins as just one of many species that had to be cautious, depend on other group members, communicate danger and come to terms with being merely another cog in the cycle of life.
This book casts an entirely new light on the natural history of primates and the evolution of modern humans. Lively and engaging, this provocative book will appeal to anyone interested inhuman evolution.