Wired for Culture: The Natural History of Human Cooperation

3,79 valoración promedio
( 33 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780141031606: Wired for Culture: The Natural History of Human Cooperation

Since humans left Africa less than a hundred thousand years ago there has been a staggering explosion of cultures. What caused this blooming of diversity? Why are there so many mutually incomprehensible languages, even within small territories? Why do we rejoice in rituals, wrap ourselves in flags, or define ourselves in opposition to others? In Wired for Culture Mark Pagel, one of the world's leading experts on human development, shows how our facility for culture is the key to our success as a species.Humans are usually seen as differing from other animals because of our inherent traits of consciousness, language and intelligence. But Mark Pagel shows we've had it the wrong way round. Many of these things would not exist without our propensity for culture - our ability to co-operate in small tribal societies, enabling us to pass on knowledge, beliefs and practices so that we prospered while others declined. Mark Pagel's extraordinary history of the role of culture in natural selection shows how humans developed a mind that is hardwired for culture - so that it has outstripped our genes in determining who we are, how we think and speak, who we love and kill - and how it equips us for the challenges of life in the modern world.Weaving together evolutionary biology, anthropology, natural history, philosophy and Pagel's years of observing human behaviour around the globe, this extraordinary book sheds light on everything from art, morality and affection to jealousy, self-interest and prejudice. It will change how we view ourselves, not just as individuals, but within the wider story of our species.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Mark Pagel is head of the Evolution Laboratory in the Division of Zoology, School of Biological Sciences, at the University of Reading, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is the editor-in-chief of the award winning Oxford Encyclopaedia of Evolution and co-author of The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology, which is regarded as a classic, as well as the author of a number of articles in Science, Nature, and other journals, and he has also been a contributor to numerous monographs. Statistical methods that Pagel has developed are used by researchers all over the world to study evolutionary trends across species.

Review:

Selected by the Guardian as a literary highlight for 2012 * Guardian * Gorgeously written, elegantly argued, Pagel demonstrates that genes are only a small part of the human success story; minds and culture are the larger part. A compelling read that allows us to appreciate everything around us with fresh eyes -- David Eagleman, author of Tales of the Afterlives and Incognito An intriguing combination of information...with an optimistic prediction of a future global society in which inventiveness and cooperation prevail -- Kirkus Reviews Pagel does an excellent job of using evolutionary biology to discuss the origins of religion, music, and art, and the readson why, cross-culturally, we generally share a sense of morality -- Starred Review * Publishers Weekly * The clarity of Pagel's absorbing account is enhanced by the fact that he looks at everything through the one lens: evolution. [Wired for Culture is] Impressive for its detail, accuracy and vivacity * Guardian * Human evolution may be the hottest area in popular science writing, ahead even of books about cosmology and the brain. Within this crowded field, Mark Pagel's Wired for Culture stands out for both its sweeping erudition and its accessibility to the non-specialist reader -- Clive Cookson * Financial Times * A remarkable and beautifully written book -- Matt Ridley * The Wall Street Journal * It's a clear and convincing read, and it wouldn't look out of place alongside Pinker and Dawkins -- Tom Chivers * Telegraph *

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Mark Pagel
Editorial: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Expresses an infectious sense of wonder at the uniqueness of our species; it is hard not to be affected by his enthusiasm Sunday TimesWhat explains the staggering diversity of cultures in the world? Why are there so many languages, even within small areas? Why do we rejoice in rituals and wrap ourselves in flags? In Wired for Culture Mark Pagel, the world s leading expert on human development, reveals how our facility for culture is the key to what makes us who we are.Shedding light on everything from art, morality and affection to jealousy, self-interest and prejudice, Pagel shows that we developed culture - cooperating together and passing on knowledge - in order to survive. Our minds are hardwired for culture, and it still determines how we speak, who we love, why we kill and what we think today. Human evolution may be the hottest area in popular science writing. Within this field, Wired for Culture stands out for both its sweeping erudition and its accessibility . richly rewarding Financial Times Impressive for its detail, accuracy and vivacity Guardian Pioneering, vivid . the best popular science book on culture so far Nature. Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780141031606

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Pagel, Mark D.
Editorial: Penguin Books Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, 2013. Estado de conservación: New. 2013. Paperback. What explains the staggering diversity of cultures in the world? Why are there so many languages, even within small areas? Why do we rejoice in rituals and wrap ourselves in flags? This title reveals how our facility for culture is the key to what makes us who we are. Num Pages: 432 pages. BIC Classification: JHMC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 141 x 24. Weight in Grams: 322. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780141031606

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,64
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Pagel, Mark
Editorial: Penguin (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000818524

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,61
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,26
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Mark Pagel
Editorial: Penguin (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin, 2013. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería GH9780141031606

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,14
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Mark Pagel
Editorial: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Expresses an infectious sense of wonder at the uniqueness of our species; it is hard not to be affected by his enthusiasm Sunday TimesWhat explains the staggering diversity of cultures in the world? Why are there so many languages, even within small areas? Why do we rejoice in rituals and wrap ourselves in flags? In Wired for Culture Mark Pagel, the world s leading expert on human development, reveals how our facility for culture is the key to what makes us who we are.Shedding light on everything from art, morality and affection to jealousy, self-interest and prejudice, Pagel shows that we developed culture - cooperating together and passing on knowledge - in order to survive. Our minds are hardwired for culture, and it still determines how we speak, who we love, why we kill and what we think today. Human evolution may be the hottest area in popular science writing. Within this field, Wired for Culture stands out for both its sweeping erudition and its accessibility . richly rewarding Financial Times Impressive for its detail, accuracy and vivacity Guardian Pioneering, vivid . the best popular science book on culture so far Nature. Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780141031606

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,30
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Pagel, Mark D.
Editorial: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd. Estado de conservación: New. 2013. Paperback. What explains the staggering diversity of cultures in the world? Why are there so many languages, even within small areas? Why do we rejoice in rituals and wrap ourselves in flags? This title reveals how our facility for culture is the key to what makes us who we are. Num Pages: 432 pages. BIC Classification: JHMC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 141 x 24. Weight in Grams: 322. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780141031606

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,41
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

MARK PAGEL
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141031603. Nº de ref. de la librería ST0141031603

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Mark Pagel
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Not Signed; 'Expresses an infectious sense of wonder at the uniqueness of our species; it is hard not to be affected by his enthusiasm' Sunday TimesWhat explains the staggering diversity of cultures in the world? Why are there so many languages, even within small areas? Why do we rejoice in rituals and wrap our. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780141031606_rkm

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,90
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,39
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Mark Pagel
Editorial: Penguin
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780141031606

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,87
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Pagel, Mark
Editorial: Penguin Books Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141031603 ISBN 13: 9780141031606
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, 2013. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería GB-9780141031606

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,50
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,20
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda