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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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 evidenc
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fernández-Armesto, Felipe
Dewey number
303.4
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GN358
  • HM831
LC item number
  • .F47 2015
  • .F47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Culture
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
Label
A foot in the river : why our lives change--and the limits of evolution, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical 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
1626510
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780198744429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1626510
  • (OCoLC)907657622
Label
A foot in the river : why our lives change--and the limits of evolution, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical 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
1626510
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780198744429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1626510
  • (OCoLC)907657622

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