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After Eden

The Evolution of Human Domination

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339380

Category: History

Page: 186

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Sale asserts that vestiges of a more ecologically sound way of life do exist today, offering redemptive possibilities for ourselves and for the planet."--BOOK JACKET.

What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.

Sex - die wahre Geschichte

Author: Christopher Ryan,Cacilda Jethá

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608100563

Category: Self-Help

Page: 423

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Monogamie ist von der Natur nicht vorgesehen. Mit dieser wissenschaftlich fundierten Erkenntnis stellen die Autoren unser Verständnis menschlicher Evolution und den angeblichen Kern unserer westlichen Gesellschaften infrage: die monogame Paarbeziehung. Dieses Buch stellt so ziemlich alles infrage, was wir bislang über Partnerschaft, Ehe und Gesellschaft geglaubt haben. Die beiden Autoren untersuchen die prähistorischen Wurzeln der menschlichen Sexualität und hinterfragen, welches Sexual- und Paarungsverhalten das natürliche ist. Die Veranlagung zur Monogamie, die Darwin und nach ihm viele Evolutionsbiologen konstatierten, ist eine krasse Fehlinterpretation. Die Autoren greifen die Wurzeln unseres Verständnisses von Ehe, Partnerschaft und Gesellschaft an und argumentieren damit gegen eine ganze Zunft, die Monogamie als genetische anthropologische Konstante betrachtet. Stützt sich auf Forschungsergebnisse aus der Anthropologie, Primatologie, Physiologie und Vorgeschichte

The Animal Code

Giving Animals Respect and Rights

Author: Danny Crossman

Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing

ISBN: 1921875097

Category: Animal rights

Page: 160

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Illustrates the myriad ways in which humans exploit animals, making a compelling case for people to recognise animals' needs and feelings. In a breakthrough concept, The Animal Code.sets out a clear guide for how each of us can treat animals with respect . and also help our environment.

From Big Bang to Big Mystery

Human Origins in the Light of Creation and Evolution

Author: Brendan M. Purcell

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565484339

Category: Religion

Page: 365

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In this fascinating, accessible and thorough study, renowned priest and academic Brendan Purcell combines the latest discoveries in paleoanthropology, genetics, neuroscience, and other sciences with the insights of philosophers and theologians to address the question of the Big Bang of Human Consciousness. Purcell shows the complementarity these disciplines can bring to an understanding of the mystery of human existence.

The Georgia Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Emergence of Modern Humans

An Archaeological Perspective

Author: Paul Mellars

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801426148

Category: Social Science

Page: 555

View: 7977

Human Scale Revisited

A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587136

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 4040

Big government, big business, big everything: Kirkpatrick Sale took giantism to task in his 1980 classic, Human Scale, and today takes a new look at how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable result of bigness grown out of control—and what can be done about it. The result is a keenly updated, carefully argued case for bringing human endeavors back to scales we can comprehend and manage—whether in our built environments, our politics, our business endeavors, our energy plans, or our mobility. Sale walks readers back through history to a time when buildings were scaled to the human figure (as was the Parthenon), democracies were scaled to the societies they served, and enterprise was scaled to communities. Against that backdrop, he dissects the bigger-is-better paradigm that has defined modern times and brought civilization to a crisis point. Says Sale, retreating from our calamity will take rebalancing our relationship to the environment; adopting more human-scale technologies; right-sizing our buildings, communities, and cities; and bringing our critical services—from energy, food, and garbage collection to transportation, health, and education—back to human scale as well. Like Small is Beautiful by E. F. Schumacher, Human Scale has long been a classic of modern decentralist thought and communitarian values—a key tool in the kit of those trying to localize, create meaningful governance in bioregions, or rethink our reverence of and dependence on growth, financially and otherwise. Rewritten to interpret the past few decades, Human Scale offers compelling new insights on how to turn away from the giantism that has caused escalating ecological distress and inequality, dysfunctional governments, and unending warfare and shines a light on many possible pathways that could allow us to scale down, survive, and thrive.

The Ecologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4162

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Human Scale

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale

Publisher: New Catalyst Books

ISBN: 9781897408063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

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In his landmark work, Sale details the crises facing modern society and offers real solutions, laying out ways to take control of every facet of peoples lives by building institutions, workplaces, and communities that are sustainable, ecologically balanced, and responsive to the needs of the individual.

Resurgence

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: N.A

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Before Lascaux

The Complex Record of the Early Upper Paleolithic

Author: Heidi Knecht,Anne Pike-Tay,Randall Keith White

Publisher: CRC PressI Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8161

Z Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Born Under a Bad Sky

Notes from the Dark Side of the Earth

Author: Jeffrey St. Clair

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 459

View: 970

A chilling survey of the American landscape. Investigative journalist Jeffrey St Clair guides readers through the environmental wreckage of North America, from the plutonium-contaminated fields of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to Indian Point Energy Center, the world's most dangerous nuclear plant. St Clair also delivers a forthright critique of the appropriation and disempowerment of the mainstream environmental movement, finding rejuvenated life, hope and inspiration in grassroots campaigners who are still driven by a desire for social justice.

Emancipation Hell

The Tragedy Wrought by the Emancipation Proclamation 150 Years Ago

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480285224

Category: History

Page: 66

View: 5314

A careful, lively look at the creation of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago (January 1, 1863) and the tragic results that followed in the war, in Reconstruction, and the aftermath, by an often-published historian.

Evolution and Eden

Balancing Original Sin and Contemporary Science

Author: Jerry D. Korsmeyer

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809138159

Category: Religion

Page: 170

View: 9380

"In this study, Jerry Korsmeyer examines how an evolutionary perspective impacts on a traditional understanding of original sin. He reviews the history of the doctrine as well as the church's interaction with the theory of evolution. Using clues provided by evolution and process thought, the author suggests an interpretation of original sin that incorporates both modern Catholic scholarship and scientific evidence. Ultimately, he moves toward a theology of evolution."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften

Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596149674

Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Page: 550

View: 6093

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