Boek cover The Ape that Understood the Universe van Steve Stewart-Williams (Hardcover)

The Ape that Understood the Universe

How the Mind and Culture Evolve

Engels | Hardcover | 9781108425049
Hardcover 22,99
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uitgever Cambridge University Press
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Hardcover
Aantal paginas 378 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Steve Stewart-Williams | Michael Shermer
Uitgever Cambridge University Press
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 680 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 156 mm
Verpakking hoogte 235 mm
Verpakking lengte 235 mm


The Ape that Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world: the human animal. It opens with a question: How would an alien scientist view our species? What would it make of our sex differences, our sexual behavior, our child-rearing patterns, our moral codes, our religions, our languages, and science? The book tackles these issues by drawing on ideas from two major schools of thought: evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory. The guiding assumption is that humans are animals, and that like all animals, we evolved to pass on our genes. At some point, however, we also evolved the capacity for culture - and from that moment, culture began evolving in its own right. This transformed us from a mere ape into an ape capable of reshaping the planet, travelling to other worlds, and understanding the vast universe of which we're but a tiny, fleeting fragment.

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