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Book Man After Man

Download or read book Man After Man written by Dougal Dixon and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book After Man

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  • Author : Dougal Dixen
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781911081012
  • Pages : 128 pages

Download or read book After Man written by Dougal Dixen and published by . This book was released on 2018-03-29 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1981 St Martin's Press published After Man, the first edition of palaeontologist Dougal Dixon's vision of an 'alternative evolution': one without mankind. To some, this was seen as sacrilege, but Dixon himself only ever saw the decision to obliterate his own species from his vision as a practical one.

Book The Anthropology of the Future

Download or read book The Anthropology of the Future written by Rebecca Bryant and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-28 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anticipation -- Expectation -- Speculation -- Potentiality -- Hope -- Destiny.

Book Man After Man

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  • Author : Dougal Dixon
  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN : 9780312035600
  • Pages : 128 pages

Download or read book Man After Man written by Dougal Dixon and published by St Martins Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS

Book Future Evolution

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  • Author : Peter D. Ward
  • Publisher : W. H. Freeman
  • Release : 2002-01-06
  • ISBN : 9780716734963
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read book Future Evolution written by Peter D. Ward and published by W. H. Freeman. This book was released on 2002-01-06 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everyone wonders what tomorrow holds, but what will the real future look like? Not decades or even hundreds of years from now, but thousands or millions of years into the future. Will our species change radically? Or will we become builders of the next dominant intelligence on Earth- the machine? These and other seemingly fantastic scenarios are the very possible realities explored in Peter Ward's Future Evolution, a penetrating look at what might come next in the history of the planet. Looking to the past for clues about the future, Ward describes how the main catalyst for evolutionary change has historically been mass extinction. While many scientist direly predict that humanity will eventually create such a situation, Ward argues that one is already well underway--the extinction of large mammals--and that a new Age of Humanity is coming that will radically revise the diversity of life on Earth. Finally, Ward examines the question of human extinction and reaches the startling conclusion that the likeliest scenario is not our imminent demise but long term survival--perhaps reaching as far as the death of the Sun! Full of Alexis Rockman's breathtaking color images of what animals, plants and other organisms might look like thousands and millions of years from now, Future Evolution takes readers on an incredible journey through time from the deep past into the far future.

Book The New Dinosaurs

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  • Author : Dougal Dixon
  • Publisher :
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 9780792483052
  • Pages : 120 pages

Download or read book The New Dinosaurs written by Dougal Dixon and published by . This book was released on with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Future of Man

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  • Author : Teilhard de Chardin
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release : 2004-04-20
  • ISBN : 0385510721
  • Pages : 338 pages

Download or read book The Future of Man written by Teilhard de Chardin and published by Image. This book was released on 2004-04-20 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Future of Man is a magnificent introduction to the thoughts and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, one of the few figures in the history of the Catholic Church to achieve renown as both a scientist and a theologian. Trained as a paleontologist and ordained as a Jesuit priest, Teilhard de Chardin devoted himself to establishing the intimate, interdependent connection between science—particularly the theory of evolution—and the basic tenets of the Christian faith. At the center of his philosophy was the belief that the human species is evolving spiritually, progressing from a simple faith to higher and higher forms of consciousness, including a consciousness of God, and culminating in the ultimate understanding of humankind’s place and purpose in the universe. The Church, which would not condone his philosophical writings, refused to allow their publication during his lifetime. Written over a period of thirty years and presented here in chronological order, the essays cover the wide-ranging interests and inquiries that engaged Teilhard de Chardin throughout his life: intellectual and social evolution; the coming of ultra-humanity; the integral place of faith in God in the advancement of science; and the impact of scientific discoveries on traditional religious dogma. Less formal than The Phenomenon of Man and The Divine Milieu, Teilhard de Chardin’s most renowned works, The Future of Man offers a complete, fully accessible look at the genesis of ideas that continue to reverberate in both the scientific and the religious communities.

Book Plagues upon the Earth

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  • Author : Kyle Harper
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2021-10-12
  • ISBN : 0691224722
  • Pages : 704 pages

Download or read book Plagues upon the Earth written by Kyle Harper and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2021-10-12 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sweeping germ’s-eye view of history from human origins to global pandemics Plagues upon the Earth is a monumental history of humans and their germs. Weaving together a grand narrative of global history with insights from cutting-edge genetics, Kyle Harper explains why humanity’s uniquely dangerous disease pool is rooted deep in our evolutionary past, and why its growth is accelerated by technological progress. He shows that the story of disease is entangled with the history of slavery, colonialism, and capitalism, and reveals the enduring effects of historical plagues in patterns of wealth, health, power, and inequality. He also tells the story of humanity’s escape from infectious disease—a triumph that makes life as we know it possible, yet destabilizes the environment and fosters new diseases. Panoramic in scope, Plagues upon the Earth traces the role of disease in the transition to farming, the spread of cities, the advance of transportation, and the stupendous increase in human population. Harper offers a new interpretation of humanity’s path to control over infectious disease—one where rising evolutionary threats constantly push back against human progress, and where the devastating effects of modernization contribute to the great divergence between societies. The book reminds us that human health is globally interdependent—and inseparable from the well-being of the planet itself. Putting the COVID-19 pandemic in perspective, Plagues upon the Earth tells the story of how we got here as a species, and it may help us decide where we want to go.

Book When the Whales Walked

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  • Author : Dougal Dixon
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-10-18
  • ISBN : 1912413957
  • Pages : 67 pages

Download or read book When the Whales Walked written by Dougal Dixon and published by . This book was released on 2018-10-18 with total page 67 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the moment life crawled out of the oceans and onto land, to when our primate ancestors climbed down from the trees, the history of Planet Earth is filled with incredible stories. This beautifully illustrated guide explores some of the most exciting and incredible events in evolution, through 13 case studies. Step back in time and discover a world where whales once walked, crocodiles were warm-blooded, and snakes had legs! Meet terrifying giant birds, and tiny elephants living on islands in this fascinating creature guide like no other. Learn how whales once walked on four legs before taking to the oceans; how dinosaurs evolved into birds; and how the first cats were small and lived in trees. Featuring a stunning mix of annotated illustrations, illustrated scenes, and family trees, evolution is explained here in a captivating and novel style that will make children look at animals in a whole new way.

Book The World Without Us

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  • Author : Alan Weisman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2008-08-05
  • ISBN : 9780312427900
  • Pages : 436 pages

Download or read book The World Without Us written by Alan Weisman and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2008-08-05 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A penetrating take on how our planet would respond without the relentless pressure of the human presence

Book How We Do It

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  • Author : Robert Martin
  • Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
  • Release : 2013-06-11
  • ISBN : 0465030157
  • Pages : 322 pages

Download or read book How We Do It written by Robert Martin and published by Basic Books (AZ). This book was released on 2013-06-11 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A primatologist explores the mystery of the origins of human reproduction, explaining that understanding the evolutionary past can provide insight into what worked, what didn't, and what it all means for the future of mankind.

Book The Third Chimpanzee

Download or read book The Third Chimpanzee written by Jared M. Diamond and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2006-01-03 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art -- while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins? In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endlessly entertaining work, renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world . . . and the means to irrevocably destroy it.

Book Future Primal

Download or read book Future Primal written by Louis G. Herman and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2013 with total page 730 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ""To address global political unrest and ecological collapse, political science professor Herman presents ways to incorporate the wisdom of the hunter-gatherer culture of the San Bushmen of southern Africa into modern Western culture"--

Book The Dawn of Everything

Download or read book The Dawn of Everything written by David Graeber and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation. For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what’s really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action. Includes Black-and-White Illustrations

Book After Man  Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition

Download or read book After Man Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition written by Dougal Dixon and published by . This book was released on 2022-03-08 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An expanded edition of Dougal Dixon's classic illustrated work of speculative biology, published to celebrate the book's 40th anniversary. Features a new cover and more than 10 pages of never before seen sketches and production material. In 1981 St Martin's Press published After Man, the first edition of palaeontologist Dougal Dixon's vision of an 'alternative evolution': one without mankind.

Book Life Before Man

    Book Details:
  • Author : Zdeněk V. Špinar
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 9780500277966
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book Life Before Man written by Zdeněk V. Špinar and published by Thames & Hudson. This book was released on 1995 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a detailed reconstruction of the conditions on earth from its earliest beginnings more than 3,000 million years ago to the arrival of man and the introduction of settled farming

Book Quantum Anthropology

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  • Author : Radek Trnka
  • Publisher : Charles University Karolinum Press: Prague
  • Release : 2016-10-03
  • ISBN : 8024635267
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read book Quantum Anthropology written by Radek Trnka and published by Charles University Karolinum Press: Prague. This book was released on 2016-10-03 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book offers a fresh look on man, cultures, and societies built on the current advances in the fields of quantum mechanics, quantum philosophy, and quantum consciousness. The authors have developed an inspiring theoretical framework transcending the boundaries of particular disciplines in social sciences and the humanities. Quantum anthropology is a perspective, studying man, culture, and humanity while taking into account the quantum nature of our reality. This framework redefines current anthropological theory in a new light, and provides an interdisciplinary overlap reaching to psychology, sociology, and consciousness studies. Contents 1. Introduction: Why Quantum Anthropology? 2. Empirical and Nonempirical Reality 3. Appearance, Frames, Intra-Acting Agencies, and Observer Effect 4. Emergence of Man and Culture 5. Fields, Groups, Cultures, and Social Complexity 6. Man as Embodiment 7. Collective Consciousness and Collective Unconscious in Anthropology 8. Life Trajectories of Man, Cultures and Societies 9. Death and Final Collapses of Cultures and Societies 10. Language, Collapse of Wave Function, and Deconstruction 11. Myth and Entanglement 12. Ritual, Observer Effect, and Collective Consciousness 13. Conclusions and Future Directions