By P. Sean Bramble
With over 3 million copies in print, CultureShock! is a bestselling sequence of tradition and etiquette courses protecting numerous locations all over the world. For someone vulnerable to tradition surprise, even if a vacationer or a long term resident, CultureShock! presents a sympathetic and fun-filled crash direction at the do's and don'ts in overseas cultures. absolutely up-to-date and carrying a clean new glance, the revised variants of those books enlighten and tell via such themes as language, nutrition and pleasing, social customs, fairs, relationships, and company suggestions. CultureShock! books are full of helpful information on transportation, taxes, funds, lodging, wellbeing and fitness, foods and drinks, outfits, procuring, fairs, and lots more and plenty, a lot more.
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Man mano che ciascuna specie si estingueva, i cacciatori cercavano di compensare i vantaggi decrescenti degli sforzi compiuti servendosi di armi e tecniche di caccia più efficienti. Furono così usati lance, fiocine, dardi ed infine arco e frecce, ma senza alcun profitto. Secondo le stime di Mac Neish, l'efficienza del lavoro (calorie acquisite per ogni caloria spesa) delle battute di caccia al coniglio nel periodo Ajuereado era di 2,5:1. Le imboscate con lance eb bero inizio con un'efficienza di 3,2: 1 nel primo periodo Ajuereado, che scese a I:1 nel periodo Abejas e infine a 0.
La spiegazione della quasi universale esclusione delle donne dalla caccia grossa sembra risiedere nella pratica della guerra, nella supremazia maschile nei ruoli sessuali a questa connessa e nella pratica dell'infanticidio delle femmine - tutti fattori che derivano, in ultima analisi, dal tentativo di risolvere il problema della pressione demografica. In quasi tutte le società di bande e villaggi solo ai maschi viene insegnato ad usare abilmente le armi e spesso alle donne è proibito persino di toccarle così come generalmente vengono dissuase o precluse dal partecipare a combattimenti in prima linea.
La guerra ha luogo perché gli esseri umani, specialmente i maschi, possiedono un "istinto omicida". Noi uccidiamo perché questo comportamento nella lotta per l'esistenza. Ma questa teoria incontra difficoltà non si è rivelato efficace dal punto di vista della selezione naturale appena si osserva che l'uccidere non è un'azione universalmente ammirata e che l'intensità e la frequenza della guerra sono altamente variabili. Non vedo come si possa dubitare che queste variazioni siano causate da differenze culturali piuttosto che genetiche, giacché netti capovolgimenti da un comportamento estremamente bellicoso ad uno pacifico possono verificarsi nel giro di una o due generazioni senza alcun mutamento genetico.