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The Resource The ape that understood the universe : how the mind and culture evolve, Steve Stewart-Williams ; foreword by Michael Shermer

The ape that understood the universe : how the mind and culture evolve, Steve Stewart-Williams ; foreword by Michael Shermer

Label
The ape that understood the universe : how the mind and culture evolve
Title
The ape that understood the universe
Title remainder
how the mind and culture evolve
Statement of responsibility
Steve Stewart-Williams ; foreword by Michael Shermer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'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 behaviour, our child-rearing patterns, our moral codes, our religions, our languages, and science? The author tackles these issues by drawing on ideas from 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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart-Williams, Steve
Dewey number
  • 155.7
  • 155.7
  • 155.7
  • 155.7
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Human behavior
  • Culture
  • Psychology
Target audience
specialized
Label
The ape that understood the universe : how the mind and culture evolve, Steve Stewart-Williams ; foreword by Michael Shermer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781108732758
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781108732758
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The ape that understood the universe : how the mind and culture evolve, Steve Stewart-Williams ; foreword by Michael Shermer
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781108732758
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781108732758
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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