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The Resource Transcendence : how humans evolved through fire, language, beauty, and time, Gaia Vince

Transcendence : how humans evolved through fire, language, beauty, and time, Gaia Vince

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Transcendence : how humans evolved through fire, language, beauty, and time
Title
Transcendence
Title remainder
how humans evolved through fire, language, beauty, and time
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Gaia Vince
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
What enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? Readers of Sapiens will say a cognitive revolution -- a dramatic evolutionary change that altered our brains, turning primitive humans into modern ones -- caused a cultural explosion. In Transcendence, Gaia Vince argues instead that modern humans are the product of a nuanced coevolution of our genes, environment, and culture that goes back into deep time. She explains how, through four key elements -- fire, language, beauty, and time -- our species diverged from the evolutionary path of all other animals, unleashing a compounding process that launched us into the Space Age and beyond. Provocative and poetic, Transcendence shows how a primate took dominion over nature and turned itself into something marvelous
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Vince, Gaia
Dewey number
599.93/8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social history
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Human evolution
  • HISTORY / Civilization
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
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Transcendence : how humans evolved through fire, language, beauty, and time, Gaia Vince
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Genesis: Conception -- Birth -- Fire: Landscaping -- Brain building -- Cultural levers -- Word: Story -- Language -- Telling -- Beauty: Belonging -- Trinkets and treasures -- Builders -- Time: Timekeepers -- Reason -- Homni
Control code
on1135349828
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780465094905
System control number
(OCoLC)1135349828
Label
Transcendence : how humans evolved through fire, language, beauty, and time, Gaia Vince
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Genesis: Conception -- Birth -- Fire: Landscaping -- Brain building -- Cultural levers -- Word: Story -- Language -- Telling -- Beauty: Belonging -- Trinkets and treasures -- Builders -- Time: Timekeepers -- Reason -- Homni
Control code
on1135349828
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780465094905
System control number
(OCoLC)1135349828

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