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Too smart for our own good : the ecological predicament of humankind

Author: Craig Dilworth
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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We are destroying our natural environment at a constantly increasing pace, and in so doing undermining the preconditions of our own existence. Why is this so? This book reveals that our ecologically disruptive behavior is in fact rooted in our very nature as a species. Drawing on evolution theory, biology, anthropology, archaeology, economics, environmental science and history, this book explains the ecological  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Dilworth
ISBN: 9780521764360 052176436X 9780521757690 052175769X
OCLC Number: 871692889
Description: xv, 530 s. : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Scientific ground rules; 2. The new views in anthropology, archaeology and economics; 3. Theoretical background to the vicious circle principle; 4. The vicious circle principle of the development of humankind; 5. The development of humankind; 6. The vicious circle today; 7. ... and too dumb to change; Conclusion; Glossary; Notes; References; Index.
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