The Ape that Understood the Universe

ISBN: 9781108732758 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Steve Stewart-Williams Editură: Cambridge University Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 392 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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Foreword by Michael Shermer

The Ape that Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world: the human animal. It opens with a question: How would an alien scientist view our species? What would it make of our sex differences, our sexual behavior, our altruistic tendencies, and our culture? The book tackles these issues by drawing on two major schools of thought: evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory. The guiding assumption is that humans are animals, and that like all animals, we evolved to pass on our genes. At some point, however, we also evolved the capacity for culture - and from that moment, culture began evolving in its own right. This transformed us from a mere ape into an ape capable of reshaping the planet, travelling to other worlds, and understanding the vast universe of which we're but a tiny, fleeting fragment. Featuring a new foreword by Michael Shermer.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Steve Stewart-Williams
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Cambridge University Press
Inaltime
23
Latime
15
Grosime
2
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
392
Subtitlu
How the Mind and Culture Evolve
Bic
JM, JMAN, JMM, JMR, VSP
Greutate
570
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