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The Resource Blueprint : the evolutionary origins of a good society, Nicholas A. Christakis

Blueprint : the evolutionary origins of a good society, Nicholas A. Christakis

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Blueprint : the evolutionary origins of a good society
Title
Blueprint
Title remainder
the evolutionary origins of a good society
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas A. Christakis
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all our inventions -- our tools, farms, machines, cities, nations -- we carry with us innate proclivities to make a good society. In Blueprint, Nicholas A. Christakis introduces the compelling idea that our genes affect not only our bodies and behaviors, but also the ways in which we make societies, ones that are surprisingly similar worldwide. With many vivid examples -- including diverse historical and contemporary cultures, communities formed in the wake of shipwrecks, commune dwellers seeking utopia, online groups thrown together by design or involving artificially intelligent bots, and even the tender and complex social arrangements of elephants and dolphins that so resemble our own -- Christakis shows that, despite a human history replete with violence, we cannot escape our social blueprint for goodness
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NjBwBT
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Christakis, Nicholas A
Dewey number
576.801
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Social evolution
Label
Blueprint : the evolutionary origins of a good society, Nicholas A. Christakis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 520 pages
Isbn
9780316230032
Lccn
bl2019001356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • bl2019001356
  • 672887
Label
Blueprint : the evolutionary origins of a good society, Nicholas A. Christakis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 520 pages
Isbn
9780316230032
Lccn
bl2019001356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • bl2019001356
  • 672887

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