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On the origin of societies by natural selection

Author: Jonathan H Turner; Alexandra Maryanski
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2008.
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Kinship, religion, and economy were not 'natural' to humans, nor to species of apes that had to survive on the African savanna. This book dispels many myths about the beginning of society to gain  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turner, Jonathan H.
On the origin of societies by natural selection.
Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan H Turner; Alexandra Maryanski
ISBN: 9781594515163 1594515166 9781594515170 1594515174
OCLC Number: 181142809
Description: ix, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A brief history of primate time on earth --
The weakness of weak ties --
Societal protoplasm : in search of primal horde --
The strength of strong ties : new basis of primate solidarity --
The emergence of culture --
The emergence of human society : hunting and gathering --
The rise of horticulture --
Agrarian societies --
The rise of industrial and post-industrial societies --
Strangers in a strange land : evolved apes living in sociocultural cages.
Responsibility: Jonathan H. Turner, Alexandra Maryanski.
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"No one is better than Turner and Maryanski at interpreting the evolutionary pathways from primates to humans and showing the long-term consequences of human origins for subsequent societies. The Read more...

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