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

The Ape that Understood the Universe

How the Mind and Culture Evolve

Engels | Druk: Revised edition | Paperback | 9781108732758
Paperback 12,99
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uitgever Cambridge University Press
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 386 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Steve Stewart-Williams | Michael Shermer
Uitgever Cambridge University Press
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 570 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 228 mm
Verpakking hoogte 29 mm
Verpakking lengte 228 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 altruistic tendencies, and our culture? The book tackles these issues by drawing on 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. Featuring a new foreword by Michael Shermer.

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