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What we are reading today: The process of animal domestication by Marcelo Sanchez-Villagra

Around the world and at different times over the past millennia, the evolutionary history of domesticated animals has been greatly affected by the myriad, complexity and diversity of interactions that humans have had with the animals closest to them. .

The Process of Animal Domestication presents a broad synthesis of this topic, from the rich biology behind the early stages of domestication to how the creation of breeds reflects the cultural and societal transformations that have impacted the biosphere.

Marcelo Sanchez-Villagra draws from a wide range of fields including evolutionary biology, archaeozoology, ethnology, genetics, developmental biology and evolutionary morphology to offer a fresh perspective on this classic subject.

Drawing on various conceptual and technical tools, it examines the natural history of phenotypes and their developmental origins.

It presents case studies involving mammals, birds, fish and insect species, and it highlights the importance of domestication for understanding evolution, anatomy, ontogenesis and dozens of fundamental biological processes.

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