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The Resource Population wars : a new perspective on competition and coexistence, Greg Graffin

Population wars : a new perspective on competition and coexistence, Greg Graffin

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Population wars : a new perspective on competition and coexistence
Title
Population wars
Title remainder
a new perspective on competition and coexistence
Statement of responsibility
Greg Graffin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Population Wars, Greg Graffin points to where the mainstream view of evolutionary theory has led us astray. That misunderstanding has allowed us to justify wars on every level, whether against bacterial colonies or human societies, even when other, less violent solutions may be available. Through tales of mass extinctions, developing immune systems, human warfare, the American industrial heartland, and our degrading modern environment, Graffin demonstrates how an oversimplified idea of war, with its victorious winners and vanquished losers, prevents us from responding to the real problems we face. Along the way, Graffin reveals a paradox: When we challenge conventional definitions of war, we are left with a new problem, how to define ourselves.
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graffin, Greg
Dewey number
355.02/74
Index
no index present
LC call number
JZ6385
LC item number
.G73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Social Darwinism
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Population wars : a new perspective on competition and coexistence, Greg Graffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: finding the enemy -- Persistence in the face of extinction -- The long history of population wars -- The meaning of coexistence -- The context of persistence, the bacterial dimension -- The symbiotic dependency of life, the viral dimension -- Establishing a war narrative for populations, the immune system -- War is unwinnable -- Competition is untenable -- Know thyself, don't lie to thyself -- Evolution management
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781250017628
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • sky277559520
  • (OCoLC)917131566
  • 909802
Label
Population wars : a new perspective on competition and coexistence, Greg Graffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: finding the enemy -- Persistence in the face of extinction -- The long history of population wars -- The meaning of coexistence -- The context of persistence, the bacterial dimension -- The symbiotic dependency of life, the viral dimension -- Establishing a war narrative for populations, the immune system -- War is unwinnable -- Competition is untenable -- Know thyself, don't lie to thyself -- Evolution management
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781250017628
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • sky277559520
  • (OCoLC)917131566
  • 909802

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