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NonZero : the logic of human destiny

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is "in the cards" for humanity as the species continues to evolve.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wright, Robert, 1957-
NonZero.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2000
(OCoLC)607439871
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wright
ISBN: 0679442529 9780679442523
OCLC Number: 42291307
Description: x, 435 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ladder of cultural evolution --
The way we were --
Add technology and bake for five millennia --
The invisible brain --
War: what is it good for? --
The inevitability of agriculture --
The age of chiefdoms --
The second information revolution --
Civilization and so on --
Our friends the barbarians --
Dark Ages --
The inscrutable Orient --
Modern times --
And here we are --
New world order --
Degrees of freedom --
The cosmic context --
The rise of biological non-zero-sumness --
Why life is so complex --
The last adaptation --
Non-crazy questions --
You call this a god?.
Responsibility: Robert Wright.
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Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is "in the cards" for humanity as the species continues to evolve.

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