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by Frances D. Burton
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Fire: The Spark That Igni. has been added to your Cart. Just like the Greek myth this excellent work by anthropologist Frances Burton makes the point that the dubious gift of fire was not without its consequences in terms of human evolution and indeed may have been the very force to actually spur the evolutionary forces that made humans acquire their particular qualities.
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Chapter 1: Burning Bright Gracie was a chimp at the primate center at Holloman Air Force Base. An old female, but still perky, she had been sent to Holloman from a circus, and remembered all the things she had learned, and I guess, enjoyed in that human environment. One of those things was a keen appreciation of tobacco. The chimps lived across a moat from the rest of the Base, and Gracie would come to the moat, and vocalize at whoever was standing nearby.
A study of factors that have an influence on the ignition risk at the extraction is made. Two main factors appear: heat release rate and ventilation flow. These factors are studied by changing.
Humans (species in the genus homo) are the only animals that cook their food and . Frances D. Burton (2009) Fire: The Spark That Ignited Human Evolution, University of New Mexico Press, ISBN 978-0-8263-4646-9.
Humans (species in the genus homo) are the only animals that cook their food and Wrangham argues Homo erectus emerged about two million years ago as a result of this unique trait. Cooking had profound evolutionary effect because it increased food efficiency which allowed human ancestors to spend less time foraging, chewing, and digesting. H. erectus developed a smaller, more efficient digestive tract which freed up energy to enable larger brain growth.
Catching Fire How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham Basic Books, New York, 2009. In their books, Wrangham and Burton present two quite different perspectives on how learning to control fire may have played a crucial role in human evolution. Fire The Spark That Ignited Human Evolution by Frances D. Burton University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2009. Citation Manager Formats.
The association between our ancestors and fire, somewhere around six to four million years ago, had a tremendous impact. Her study examines the natural occurrence of fire and describes the effects light has on human physiology.
Written by Frances D. Burton, Audiobook narrated by Michael Scherer. Fire: The Spark That Ignited Human Evolution. By: Frances D. Burton. Narrated by: Michael Scherer.
Frances D. Burton (2009) Fire: The Spark That Ignited Human Evolution, University of New Mexico Press .
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The association between our ancestors and fire, somewhere around six to four million years ago, had a tremendous impact on human evolution, transforming our earliest human ancestor, a being communicating without speech but with insight, reason, manual dexterity, highly developed social organization, and the capability of experimenting with this new technology. As it first associated with and then began to tame fire, this extraordinary being began to distance itself from its primate relatives, taking a path that would alter its environment, physiology, and self-image.
Based on her extensive research with nonhuman primates, anthropologist Frances Burton details the stages of the conquest of fire and the systems it affected. Her study examines the natural occurrence of fire and describes the effects light has on human physiology. She constructs possible variations of our earliest human ancestor and its way of life, utilizing archaeological and anthropological evidence of the earliest human-controlled fires to explore the profound physical and biological impacts fire had on human evolution.
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (April 16, 2009)
Pages: 248 pages