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The spirit in the gene : humanity's proud illusion and the laws of nature

Author: Reg Morrison
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reg Morrison
ISBN: 0801436516 9780801436512
OCLC Number: 41380397
Description: xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Reg Morrison ; with a foreword by Lynn Margulis.

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