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A Foot in the River Why Our Lives Change - and the Limits of Evolution

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We are a weird species. Like other species, we have a culture. But by comparison with other species, we are strangely unstable: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering speed. They vary, radically and rapidly, from time to time and place to place. And the way we live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - seems to be changing at an ever accelerating pace. The effects can be dislocating, baffling,sometimes terrifying. Why is this?In A Foot in the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto sifts through the evidenc

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  • ISBN: 9780191061844
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (303 p.)
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    electronic resource
    electronic
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note: 6: THE IMAGINATIVE ANIMAL: Uncovering the dynamism of culture7: FACING ACCELERATION: Why cultural change speeds up; 8: TOWARDS THE PLANET OF THE APES: How change itself might change; IN THE VATICAN GARDEN: AFTERWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTES; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; INDEX
Summary, etc.: We are a weird species. Like other species, we have a culture. But by comparison with other species, we are strangely unstable: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering speed. They vary, radically and rapidly, from time to time and place to place. And the way we live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - seems to be changing at an ever accelerating pace. The effects can be dislocating, baffling,sometimes terrifying. Why is this?In A Foot in the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto sifts through the evidenc
Subject: Sociology
Human evolution
Genre: Electronic books.
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