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Structure and contingency : evolutionary processes in life and human society

Author: J L Bintliff
Publisher: London ; New York : Leicester University Press, 1999.
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The theme of this text is the appropriate methodology for the study of the history of life on earth. It focuses on the interplay between form and structure, the things that we might predict and model  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J L Bintliff
ISBN: 0718500253 9780718500252 0718500261 9780718500269
OCLC Number: 37238895
Description: xxii, 153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The scales of contingency and punctuation in history / Stephen Jay Gould --
Selection and the fossil record / Chris Paul --
Evolution and environmental controls: Palaeozoic Black Deaths / Michael House --
Pattern and process in hominid evolution / Rob Foley --
Contingency, patterning and species in hominid evolution / Alan Bilsborough --
The human evolutionary time-scale and the transition between hunting and gathering, and farming / Robert Layton --
History, ecology, contingency, sustainability / I.G. Simmons --
Structure, contingency, narrative and timelessness / John Bintliff.
Responsibility: edited by John Bintliff.

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