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Beast or angel? : choices that make us human

Author: [By] Ren�e Dubos. ; René J Dubos
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A microbiologist inquires into the origins of human needs and desires, and shows that the existential expressions of man's genetic nature are not constant.
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Dubos, René J. (René Jules), 1901-1982.
Beast or angel?
New York, Scribner [1974]
(OCoLC)575381480
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Dubos, René J. (René Jules), 1901-1982.
Beast or angel?
New York, Scribner [1974]
(OCoLC)632047351
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: [By] Ren�e Dubos. ; René J Dubos
ISBN: 0684139014 9780684139012 0684144360 9780684144368
OCLC Number: 940661
Notes: Translation of Choisir d'etre humain.
Description: xiii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: Conveying French into English --
1. Stability and adaptability of humankind: Old world and new world --
The saga of the human species --
The races of man --
Biological Freudianism --
Social adaptations --
2. Choosing to be human: The bestiality of the human species --
The humanness of the human species --
Individualism and collectivity --
Humanity and the beast --
3. The past in the present: The cave and the horizon --
Cities old and new --
The clan and the stranger --
Life in the city --
Crowds and machines --
Hauts Lieux and monuments --
4. At home on Earth: Yesterday's future shock --
The camp and the open road --
Ulysses and the American frontier --
Technologic Utopia --
The incarnations of humankind --
Revolutions and resurrection --
5. On the pleasures of being human: The diversity of human life --
Pluralism and the world order --
Adventure and fantasy --
Joie de Vivre and happiness.
Other Titles: Choisir d'être humain.
Responsibility: René Dubos.

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A microbiologist inquires into the origins of human needs and desires, and shows that the existential expressions of man's genetic nature are not constant.

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