logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Ape That Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve - Steve Stewart-Williams
The Ape That Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve
by: (author)
4.00 10
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... show more
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, 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.
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781108425049 (1108425046)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Ape That Understood the Universe by Steve Stewart-Williams
TITLE: The Ape That Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve AUTHOR: Steve Stewart-Williams EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: December 2018 FORMAT: ARC ebook ISBN-13: 9781108425049 _________________________________ NOTE: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. This re...
Books by Steve Stewart-Williams
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?