4 edition of Evolution of domesticated animals found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographies and indexes.
|Statement||edited by Ian L. Mason.|
|Contributions||Mason, I. L. 1914-|
|LC Classifications||SF41 .E93 1984|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 452 p. :|
|Number of Pages||452|
|LC Control Number||82022933|
The pace of evolution in domestication. The multitude of varieties of domestic animals is astonishing. It seems natural that for example a short-nosed bulldog, a gracile Greyhound, and an enormous St. Bernard dog all belong to the same kind of organism, or species. And yet, domestic animals represent an extraordinary case of variation. "A cheerful, easy-to-read account that expounds upon the wonders of scientific achievement The authors weave other charming histories of other scientific studies and events throughout the book, including the discovery of hormones, pedigree analysis, animal communication, human evolution, and Belyaev's travels in international scientific circles.
In the origin of modern humans, hunting of wild animals and gathering of wild plants in nature were the primary subsistence strategies. Yet, ab years ago, the domestication of plants and animals began. The two main goals of the present chapter are to briefly describe (i) how wild animals were domesticated and (ii) what are the main biological consequences for the major farmed . Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World, Without our domesticated plants and animals, human civilization as we know it would not exist. Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World We would still be living at subsistence level as hunter-gatherers if not for domestication.
Over the p years humans have brought a wide variety of animals under domestication. Domestic animals belong to all Linnaean animal classes- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fi sh. Using “descent with modification” as evolution, yes. Domestication is the result of artificial selection. In artificial selection, humans set the environment and select which individuals fit the environment — in this case which individuals have tr.
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Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle : $ According to Richard C. Francis, in his splendid book, Domesticated, animals such as raccoons living in urbanized areas represent the first step toward domesticating those animals.
The full title of the book is Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World, and Francis shows in considerable detail how various Evolution of domesticated animals book became domesticated: dogs, cats, pigs, sheep and goats, reindeer, camels, horses, rodents, and perhaps /5(52).
The author discusses the domestication of various animals, talking of the origin species, the timing, comparing the characteristics of the domesticated animal with it's wild counterpart, and looking at the evolution of breeds during domestication.
In each chapter, details on the genomics are provided.4/5. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations, maps ; 25 cm: Responsibility: edited by Ian L.
Mason. Book: Evolution of domesticated animals. + pp. Abstract: The world literature on the origins and history of domestic animals domestic animals Subject Category: Organism Groups.
The domestication of plants and animals over the p years has had a significant effect not just on the domesticated taxa but also on human evolution and on the biosphere as a whole.
Decades of research into the geographical and chronological. This book contains contributions from diverse researchers and includes seven chapters, three on land animals and four on aquatic animals.
The goal of this book is to stimulate fruitful exchanges to help better define the concepts of domestication and domesticated animals, and on a more applied view, help develop a more sustainable production, with animals more efficient and resilient to global change.
The domestication of plants and animals over the p years has signiﬁcantly transformed Earth’s biosphere, affecting human population size and altering human evolution. Beginning with the domestication of the dog, animal domestication has taken place over timescales accessible. Buy Evolution of Domesticated Animals First edition by Mason, I.
(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Evolution of Domesticated Animals: : Mason, I. L.: BooksReviews: 1. Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication offers a litany of facts and examples of artificial selection in action at the hands of plant and animal breeders.
Darwin felt that an understanding and appreciation of the depth of artificial selection was fundamental to the acceptance of natural selection. Domesticated cat breeds are also unique in the fact that there are only 40–50 genetically distinct breeds while other domesticated animals can have anywhere from 65 to genetically distinct breeds.
Breeds of today. In only 5 cat breeds were recognized by an association in London. Darwin () used domestic animals as an example of “artificial” selection analogous to natural selection.
However, discoveries in the last hundred years have suggested other evolutionary mechanisms underlying the morphological and behavioral conformation of domesticated animals. We review the evolution of domestic animals, emphasizing the effect of the earliest steps of domestication on its course.
Using the first domesticated species, the dog (Canis familiaris), for illustration, we describe the evolutionary peculiarities during the historical domestication, such as the high level and wide range of suggest that the process of earliest domestication via.
9 - Pathways to Animal Domestication. By Melinda A. Zeder. Edited by Paul Gepts, University of California, Davis, Thomas R. Famula, University of California, Davis, Robert L.
Bettinger, University of California, Davis, Stephen B. Brush, University of California, Davis, Ardeshir B. Damania, University of California, Davis, Patrick E.
McGuire, University of California, Davis, Calvin O. Qualset, University of Cited by: Animal evolution during domestication: the domesticated fox as a model Lyudmila Trut,* Irina Oskina, and Anastasiya Kharlamova Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia We review the evolution of domestic animals, emphasiz-ing the effect of the earliest steps of domestication on its.
The domestication of plants and animals over the p years has had a significant effect not just on the domesticated taxa but also on human evolution and on the biosphere as a whole. Domestication took place relatively recently in evolutionary time and the adaptability of equine behaviour has allowed it to exploit a variety of domestic environments.
Though there are benefits associated with the domestic environment, including provision of food, shelter and. The domestication of plants and animals over the p years has had a significant effect not just on the domesticated taxa but also on human evolution and on the biosphere as a whole.
Decades of research into the geographical and chronological origins of domestic animals have led to a general understanding of the pattern and process of domestication, though a number of significant. Harper & Row, - Domestic animals - pages 0 Reviews An eminent archaeologist tells of man's use of animals since the earliest times, treating each major animal from dog to honey bee, in detail.
Brand new Book. Title: On the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands: comprehending the natural and economical history of species and varieties; the description of the properties of external form, and observations on the principles and practice of her: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the.
The introduction of plant and animal agriculture represents one of the most important milestones in human evolution. It contributed to the development of cities, alphabets, new technologies, and ultimately to civilizations, but it has also presented a threat to both human health and the environment.
Bringing together research from a range of fields including anthropology, archaeology, ecology.A unique fusion of art, science, and history, this book celebrates the th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s monumental work The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, and is intended as a tribute to what Darwin might have achieved had he possessed that elusive missing piece to the evolutionary puzzle—the knowledge of how.
As Shipman points out, following Clutton-Brock (), domesticating animals is significantly different from domesticating plants as it requires shaping animal behaviour as well as morphology, learning to interact with the animal’s instincts and capacities: ‘Domesticating an animal is fundamentally developing a means of communication with that animal’ (Shipman ).