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The Resource Not by genes alone : how culture transformed human evolution, Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd

Not by genes alone : how culture transformed human evolution, Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd

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Not by genes alone : how culture transformed human evolution
Title
Not by genes alone
Title remainder
how culture transformed human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Not by Genes Alone offers a radical interpretation of human evolution, arguing that our ecological dominance and our singular social systems stem from a psychology uniquely adapted to create complex culture. Richerson and Boyd illustrate here that culture is neither superorganic nor the handmaiden of the genes. Rather, it is essential to human adaptation, as much a part of human biology as bipedal locomotion. Drawing on work in the fields of anthropology, political science, sociology, and economics - and building their case with such examples as kayaks, corporations, clever knots, and yams that require twelve men to carry them - Richerson and Boyd demonstrate that culture and biology are inextricably linked, and they show us how to think about their interaction in a way that yields a richer understanding of human nature."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richerson, Peter J
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN360
LC item number
.R5 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boyd, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Culture
  • Human evolution
  • Human behavior
  • Sociobiology
  • Évolution sociale
  • Culture
  • Homme
  • Comportement humain
  • Sociobiologie
  • Culture
  • Human behavior
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Sociobiology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Culturele invloeden
  • Evolução humana
  • Kulturelle Evolution
  • Soziale Evolution
  • Soziobiologie
  • Kulturelle Evolution
  • Soziale Evolution
  • Soziobiologie
  • Culture
  • Evolution
  • Sociobiology
Label
Not by genes alone : how culture transformed human evolution, Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-315) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture is essential -- Culture exists -- Culture evolves -- Culture is an adaptation -- Culture is maladaptive -- Culture and genes coevolve -- Nothing about culture makes sense except in the light of evolution
Control code
ocm54806438
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 332 p.
Isbn
9780226712840
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54806438
  • (OCoLC)54806438
Label
Not by genes alone : how culture transformed human evolution, Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-315) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Culture is essential -- Culture exists -- Culture evolves -- Culture is an adaptation -- Culture is maladaptive -- Culture and genes coevolve -- Nothing about culture makes sense except in the light of evolution
Control code
ocm54806438
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 332 p.
Isbn
9780226712840
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54806438
  • (OCoLC)54806438

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