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Tigers, Lions and Humans: History of Rivalry, Conflict, Reverence and Love

Joseph Jordania

Logos (Tbilisi State University) | Published : 2014

Abstract

From award-winning ethnomusicologist and evolutionary musicologist from the University of Melbourne, Joseph Jordania, this book discusses the long and dynamic evolutionary interaction between human ancestors and the ancestors of the big cats. The author closely follows the history of their relationship, from initial sporadic contacts between tree-living primates and ancestral big cats, to their later rivalry on the woodlands and open savanna, and finally into the present day where both big and small cats still captivate the eyes and minds of millions of people - this book essentially presents the original hypothesis of human and big cat co-evolution. Why were humans and lions the two most wi..

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