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The Resource The spirit in the gene : humanity's proud illusion and the laws of nature, Reg Morrison ; with a foreword by Lynn Margulis

The spirit in the gene : humanity's proud illusion and the laws of nature, Reg Morrison ; with a foreword by Lynn Margulis

Label
The spirit in the gene : humanity's proud illusion and the laws of nature
Title
The spirit in the gene
Title remainder
humanity's proud illusion and the laws of nature
Statement of responsibility
Reg Morrison ; with a foreword by Lynn Margulis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From famines and deforestation to water pollution, global warming, and the rapid rate of extinction of plants and animals - the extent of the global damage wrought by humankind is staggering. Why have we allowed our environment to reach such a crisis? What produced the catastrophic population explosion that so taxes the earth's resources?
  • Reg Morrison's search for answers led him to ponder our species' astonishing evolutionary success. His book describes how a spiritual outlook combined with a capacity for rational thought have enabled Homo sapiens to prosper through the millennia. It convincingly depicts these traits as part of our genetic makeup - and as the likely cause of our ultimate downfall against the inexorable laws of nature. The book will change the way readers think about human evolution and the fate of our species
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Reg
Dewey number
599.93
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH457
LC item number
.M67 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Behavior genetics
  • Human evolution
  • Human ecology
  • Mensheid
  • Genen
  • Evolutie
  • Natuurwetten
Label
The spirit in the gene : humanity's proud illusion and the laws of nature, Reg Morrison ; with a foreword by Lynn Margulis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Comstock book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lynn Margulis -- pt. I. Problems. 1. A Prattling Prodigy. 2. Turn of the Tide -- pt. II. Origins. 3. Our Genetic Origins. 4. The Agrarian Transition. 5. Evolution's Answer to Biological Waste. 6. Correcting Imbalances. 7. The Terminators -- pt. III. Solutions. 8. The Spirit in the Gene. 9. Excalibur! 10. Midnight Prognosis
Control code
41380397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780801436512
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99028205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41380397
Label
The spirit in the gene : humanity's proud illusion and the laws of nature, Reg Morrison ; with a foreword by Lynn Margulis
Publication
Note
"A Comstock book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lynn Margulis -- pt. I. Problems. 1. A Prattling Prodigy. 2. Turn of the Tide -- pt. II. Origins. 3. Our Genetic Origins. 4. The Agrarian Transition. 5. Evolution's Answer to Biological Waste. 6. Correcting Imbalances. 7. The Terminators -- pt. III. Solutions. 8. The Spirit in the Gene. 9. Excalibur! 10. Midnight Prognosis
Control code
41380397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780801436512
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99028205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41380397

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