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
Discusses how morality, religion, and the creative arts are biological in nature and defends his theory that the origin of the human condition is due to group, not family, selection
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
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
The social conquest of Earth, Edward O. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-326) and index
Contents
Why does advanced social life exist? The human condition -- 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 -- How social insects conquered the invertebrate world. The invention of eusociality ; Inventions that advanced the social insects -- The forces of social evolution. The scientific dilemma of rarity ; Insect altruism and eusociality explained ; Insects tale the giant leap ; Now natural selection creates social instincts ; The forces of social evolution ; The emergence of a new theory of eusociality -- 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 -- Where are we going? A new Enlightenment
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 330 p.
Isbn
9780871404138
Lccn
2011052680
Other control number
9780871404138
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • sky245947120
  • 824185
Label
The social conquest of Earth, Edward O. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-326) and index
Contents
Why does advanced social life exist? The human condition -- 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 -- How social insects conquered the invertebrate world. The invention of eusociality ; Inventions that advanced the social insects -- The forces of social evolution. The scientific dilemma of rarity ; Insect altruism and eusociality explained ; Insects tale the giant leap ; Now natural selection creates social instincts ; The forces of social evolution ; The emergence of a new theory of eusociality -- 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 -- Where are we going? A new Enlightenment
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 330 p.
Isbn
9780871404138
Lccn
2011052680
Other control number
9780871404138
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • sky245947120
  • 824185

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