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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
Statement of responsibility
Felipe Fernández-Armesto
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Author
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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
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AU@
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
general
Label
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 (pages 261-278) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The weird planet -- 1. Challenging change -- 2. The frustration of science -- 3. The great reconvergence -- 4. The chimpanzees' tea party -- 5. The limits of evolution -- 6. The imaginative animal -- 7. Facing acceleration -- 8. Towards the planet of the apes
Control code
sky2ocm77600328
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780198744429
Lccn
2015931994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A foot in the river : why our lives change--and the limits of evolution, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 261-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The weird planet -- 1. Challenging change -- 2. The frustration of science -- 3. The great reconvergence -- 4. The chimpanzees' tea party -- 5. The limits of evolution -- 6. The imaginative animal -- 7. Facing acceleration -- 8. Towards the planet of the apes
Control code
sky2ocm77600328
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780198744429
Lccn
2015931994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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