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Learning from the octopus : how secrets from nature can help us fight terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and disease

Author: Rafe Sagarin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How the study of ecology and evolution can fortify us against disaster and war"--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rafe Sagarin
ISBN: 9780465021833 0465021832 9780465029815 0465029817
OCLC Number: 744287779
Description: xxv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : unnatural disasters --
The origins of natural security --
Tide-pool security --
Learning as a force of nature --
Organized to change --
Necessary redundancy --
Beyond MAD fiddler crabs --
Calling your bluff and bluffing your call --
The sacred values of salmon and suicide bombers --
Hang together or hang separately --
We have met the enemy and he is us! --
Conclusion : the end and the beginning.
Responsibility: Rafe Sagarin.

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Eric Liu, co-author of The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government "This book is a provocation and a delight. Rafe Sagarin invites us to Read more...

 
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