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The First DomesticationHow Wolves and Humans Coevolved$
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Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R Fogg

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300226164

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300226164.001.0001

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Cooperation between Species

Cooperation between Species

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(p.48) Chapter Two Cooperation between Species
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The First Domestication
Author(s):

Raymond Pierotti

Brandy R. Fogg

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0003

This chapter reviews the study of cooperative behavior between species, with emphasis on examples of cooperative hunting found in a wide range of species. Seen in this context, the idea of cooperative hunting between humans and wolves that evolved into present relationships with dogs does not seem unusual or surprising. The chapter then critiques the proposal that competition between species is more important than cooperation in structuring ecological communities, discussing how this notion leads to a suite of ideas philosophically separating humans from the rest of the natural world. In many ways Western science is unintentionally complicit in such thinking. The chapter concludes by discussing complex cooperation, including long-term relationships between members of different species.

Keywords:   cooperative behavior, cooperative hunting, humans, wolves, dogs, ecological communities, Western science, complex cooperation, long-term relationships

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