Coverart for item
The Resource The social conquest of earth, Edward O. Wilson

The social conquest of earth, Edward O. Wilson

Label
The social conquest of earth
Title
The social conquest of earth
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Based on a lifetime of pioneering research, preeminent naturalist Edward O. Wilson gives us a new history of human evolution, presented in an elegant and provocative narrative that promises to have reverberations in fields as diverse as anthropology and social psychology, neuroscience and 21st-century intellectual and religious history. Wilson begins by addressing three "fundamental questions" of religion and philosophy that have fascinated thinkers for centuries: Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Writing that "the origin of modern humanity was a stroke of luck, good for our species for a while, bad for most of the rest of life forever," Wilson traces the rise of Homo sapiens from its infancy, drawing on his remarkable knowledge of biology and social behavior to present us with the clearest explanation ever produced as to the origin of the human condition. Wilson also reveals how "group selection" can be the only model for explaining man's origins and domination, and warns that it has now accelerated--through unregulated and untrammeled growth--to such a point that the planet as we know it is being threatened.--From publisher description
  • From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Edward O
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN360
LC item number
.W53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GN360
NAL item number
.W53 2012
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 E-553
  • GN 360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Biological Evolution
  • Sociobiology
  • Genetics, Behavioral
  • Philosophy
  • Changement social
  • Humanisme
  • Philosophie
  • Biologie
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Evolution (biologi)
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
The social conquest of earth, Edward O. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-326) 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
[pt.] 1. Why does advanced social life exist? The human condition -- [pt.] 2. Where do we come from? The two paths to conquest ; The approach ; The arrival ; Threading the evolutionary maze ; The creative forces ; Tribalism is a fundamental human trait ; War as humanity's hereditary curse ; The breakout ; The creative explosion ; The sprint to civilization -- [pt.] 3. How social insects conquered the invertebrate world. The invention of eusociality ; Inventions that advanced the social insects -- [pt.] 4. The forces of social evolution. The scientific dilemma of rarity ; Insect altruism and eusociality explained ; Insects take the giant leap ; How natural selection creates social instincts ; The forces of social evolution ; The emergence of a new theory of eusociality -- [pt.] 5. What are we? What is human nature? ; How culture evolved ; The origins of language ; The evolution of cultural variation ; The origins of morality and honor ; The origins of religion ; The origins of the creative arts -- [pt.] 6. Where are we going? A new enlightenment
Control code
ocn755704999
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780871404138
Lccn
2011052680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871404138
  • (OCoLC)755704999
Label
The social conquest of earth, Edward O. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-326) 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
[pt.] 1. Why does advanced social life exist? The human condition -- [pt.] 2. Where do we come from? The two paths to conquest ; The approach ; The arrival ; Threading the evolutionary maze ; The creative forces ; Tribalism is a fundamental human trait ; War as humanity's hereditary curse ; The breakout ; The creative explosion ; The sprint to civilization -- [pt.] 3. How social insects conquered the invertebrate world. The invention of eusociality ; Inventions that advanced the social insects -- [pt.] 4. The forces of social evolution. The scientific dilemma of rarity ; Insect altruism and eusociality explained ; Insects take the giant leap ; How natural selection creates social instincts ; The forces of social evolution ; The emergence of a new theory of eusociality -- [pt.] 5. What are we? What is human nature? ; How culture evolved ; The origins of language ; The evolution of cultural variation ; The origins of morality and honor ; The origins of religion ; The origins of the creative arts -- [pt.] 6. Where are we going? A new enlightenment
Control code
ocn755704999
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780871404138
Lccn
2011052680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871404138
  • (OCoLC)755704999

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Aurora Downtown CampusBorrow it
      1st Floor 18 S. River St., Aurora, IL, 60506-4178, US
      41.7587304 -88.3172925
    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...