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The Resource A foot in the river : why our lives change and the limits of evolution, Felipe Fernández-Armesto

A foot in the river : why our lives change and the limits of evolution, Felipe Fernández-Armesto

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A foot in the river : why our lives change and the limits of evolution
Title
A foot in the river
Title remainder
why our lives change and the limits of evolution
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Felipe Fernández-Armesto
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Language
eng
Summary
We are a weird species. Like other species, we have a culture. But by comparison with other species, we are strangely unstable: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering speed. They vary, radically and rapidly, from time to time and place to place. And the way we live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - seems to be changing at an ever accelerating pace. The effects can be dislocating, baffling, sometimes terrifying. Why is this? In A Foot in the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto sifts through the evidence and offers some radical answers to these very big questions about the human species and its history - and speculates on what these answers might mean for our future. Combining insights from a huge range of disciplines, including history, biology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, ethology, zoology, primatology, psychology, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, and even business studies, he argues that culture is exempt from evolution. Ultimately, no environmental conditions, no genetic legacy, no predictable patterns, no scientific laws determine our behaviour. We can consequently make and remake our world in the freedom of unconstrained imaginations.--
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Fernández-Armesto, Felipe
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Culture
Target audience
general
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A foot in the river : why our lives change and the limits of evolution, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The Weird Planet 1: Challenging Change 2: The Frustration of Science 3: The Great Re-Convergence 4: The Chimpanzees' Tea Party 5: The Limits of Evolution 6: The Imaginative Animal 7: Facing Acceleration 8: Towards the Planet of the Apes Afterword: In the Vatican Garden Notes Index
Control code
FIEb1775804x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780198744429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)952211965
Label
A foot in the river : why our lives change and the limits of evolution, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The Weird Planet 1: Challenging Change 2: The Frustration of Science 3: The Great Re-Convergence 4: The Chimpanzees' Tea Party 5: The Limits of Evolution 6: The Imaginative Animal 7: Facing Acceleration 8: Towards the Planet of the Apes Afterword: In the Vatican Garden Notes Index
Control code
FIEb1775804x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780198744429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)952211965

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