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Beyond War The Human Potential for Peace

Author: Douglas P Fry; Robert Sapolsky
Publisher: Cary Oxford University Press, USA 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The classic opening scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey shows an ape-man wreaking havoc with humanity's first invention--a bone used as a weapon to kill a rival. It's an image that fits well with popular notions of our species as inherently violent, with the idea that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly argues in Beyond War, the facts show that our ancient ancestors  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas P Fry; Robert Sapolsky
ISBN: 9780195309485 0195309480 9780199725052 0199725055
OCLC Number: 927985558
Description: 1 online resource (352 Seiten)

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The classic opening scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey shows an ape-man wreaking havoc with humanity's first invention--a bone used as a weapon to kill a rival. It's an image that fits well with popular notions of our species as inherently violent, with the idea that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly argues in Beyond War, the facts show that our ancient ancestors were not innately warlike--and neither are we. Fry points out that, for perhaps ninety-nine percent of our history, for well over a million years, humans lived in nomadic hunter-and- ...

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