The Dominant Animal

Human Evolution and the Environment

WHERE OIL COMES FROM

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Chapter 9. Cycles of Life (and Death)

Chapter Summary Humanity has achieved its dominance thanks to the environments that shaped the evolution, both genetic and cultural, of our ancestors. Today, as the dominant animal, we are profoundly reshaping our environments, and that reshaping has important implications for our future. Understanding those implications calls for an understanding of environments and their workings. One [...]