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The Resource The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge, Matt Ridley

The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge, Matt Ridley

Label
The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge
Title
The evolution of everything
Title remainder
how new ideas emerge
Statement of responsibility
Matt Ridley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world. The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch--the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy, Matt Ridley's wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or morality. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Patterns emerge, trends evolve. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to, and termites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain-makers, learning can happen without teaching and morality changes without a plan. Although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land can be released for nature--these were largely emergent phenomena, as were the Internet, the mobile phone revolution, and the rise of Asia. Ridley demolishes the arguments for design and effectively makes the case for evolution in the universe, morality, genes, the economy, culture, technology, the mind, personality, population, education, history, government, God, money, and the future. As compelling as it is controversial, authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley's stunning perspective will revolutionize the way we think about our world and how it works"--
  • "A book that makes the case for evolution over design and skewers a widespread but dangerous myth: that we have ultimate control over our world"--
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Ridley, Matt
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
GN360
LC item number
.R525 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Evolution
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Civilization, Modern
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Evolution
  • Technology and civilization
Label
The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge, Matt Ridley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-341) 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
Prologue: the general theory of evolution -- The evolution of the universe -- The evolution of morality -- The evolution of life -- The evolution of genes -- The evolution of culture -- The evolution of economy -- The evolution of technology -- The evolution of the mind -- The evolution of personality -- The evolution of education -- The evolution of population -- The evolution of leadership -- The evolution of government -- The evolution of religion -- The evolution of money -- The evolution of the internet -- Epilogue: the evolution of the future
Control code
ocn903675142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780062296009
Lccn
2015026886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99964598927
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062296009
  • (OCoLC)903675142
Label
The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge, Matt Ridley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-341) 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
Prologue: the general theory of evolution -- The evolution of the universe -- The evolution of morality -- The evolution of life -- The evolution of genes -- The evolution of culture -- The evolution of economy -- The evolution of technology -- The evolution of the mind -- The evolution of personality -- The evolution of education -- The evolution of population -- The evolution of leadership -- The evolution of government -- The evolution of religion -- The evolution of money -- The evolution of the internet -- Epilogue: the evolution of the future
Control code
ocn903675142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780062296009
Lccn
2015026886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99964598927
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062296009
  • (OCoLC)903675142

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