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The Resource On the origin of tepees : the evolution of ideas (and ourselves), Jonnie Hughes

On the origin of tepees : the evolution of ideas (and ourselves), Jonnie Hughes

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On the origin of tepees : the evolution of ideas (and ourselves)
Title
On the origin of tepees
Title remainder
the evolution of ideas (and ourselves)
Statement of responsibility
Jonnie Hughes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We humans pride ourselves on our capacity to have ideas, but perhaps this pride is misplaced. Perhaps ideas have us. After all, ideas do appear to have a life of their own. Many biologists have already come to the opinion that our genes are selfish entities, tricking us into helping them to reproduce. Is it the same with our ideas? Jonnie Hughes, a science writer and documentary filmmaker, investigates the evolution of ideas in order to find out. Adopting the role of a cultural Charles Darwin, Hughes heads off, with his brother in tow, across the Midwest to observe firsthand the natural history of ideas--the patterns of their variation, inheritance, and selection in the cultural landscape. In place of Darwin's oceanic islands, Hughes visits the "mind islands" of Native American tribes. Instead of finches, Hughes searches for signs of natural selection among the tepees.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hughes, Jonnie
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.D9
LC item number
H83 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inspiration
  • Social evolution
  • Memetics
  • Tipis
  • Tipis
  • Indians of North America
  • Indianer
  • Idee
  • Kulturelle Entwicklung
  • Tipi
  • Mittlerer Westen (USA)
  • Tepees
  • Tepees
  • Native Americans
  • Inspiration
  • Social evolution
  • Memetics
  • Tipis
  • Tipis
  • Indians of North America
Label
On the origin of tepees : the evolution of ideas (and ourselves), Jonnie Hughes
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Only human. Weirdos ; The New World -- What's the idea? Evolution, Minnesota ; Variation, North Dakota ; Inheritance, South Dakota ; Selection, Wyoming -- History lessen. Mind out? ; How the West was won I: finding the edges ; How the West was won II: June 25, 1876 ; How the West was won III: America making -- Who's driving? A beginner's guide to tepee taxonomy ; Bound by imagination ; The genes of culture -- Mysteries solved. The past ; The present
Control code
ocn687665963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 302 pages
Isbn
9781439110249
Lccn
2010051295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439110232
  • (OCoLC)687665963
Label
On the origin of tepees : the evolution of ideas (and ourselves), Jonnie Hughes
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Only human. Weirdos ; The New World -- What's the idea? Evolution, Minnesota ; Variation, North Dakota ; Inheritance, South Dakota ; Selection, Wyoming -- History lessen. Mind out? ; How the West was won I: finding the edges ; How the West was won II: June 25, 1876 ; How the West was won III: America making -- Who's driving? A beginner's guide to tepee taxonomy ; Bound by imagination ; The genes of culture -- Mysteries solved. The past ; The present
Control code
ocn687665963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 302 pages
Isbn
9781439110249
Lccn
2010051295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439110232
  • (OCoLC)687665963

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