Nonzero The Logic Of Human Destiny

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679758941
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In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history–and discerning where history will lead us next.

In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever since the primordial ooze, life has followed a basic pattern. Organisms and human societies alike have grown more complex by mastering the challenges of internal cooperation. Wright's narrative ranges from fossilized bacteria to vampire bats, from stone-age villages to the World Trade Organization, uncovering such surprises as the benefits of barbarian hordes and the useful stability of feudalism. Here is history endowed with moral significance–a way of looking at our biological and cultural evolution that suggests, refreshingly, that human morality has improved over time, and that our instinct to discover meaning may itself serve a higher purpose. Insightful, witty, profound, Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's ongoing transformation of the world.

Nonzero

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375727817
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Insightful, witty, profound, Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's ongoing transformation of the world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nonzero

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679758941
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Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is "in the cards" for humanity as the species continues to evolve. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Moral Animal

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307772748
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Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years.

The Evolution Of God

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748118551
Size: 59.40 MB
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Read closely, he says, these texts reveal the key to harmony among the Abrahamic faiths, and thus to a peaceful world - nothing less than the salvation of humankind.

Three Scientists And Their Gods

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: Crown
ISBN:
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Examines the concepts of information, meaning, and purpose, describes the function of information at various levels of organization, and discusses the theories of Edward Fredkin, Edward O. Wilson, and Kenneth Blouding

Not By Genes Alone

Author: Peter J. Richerson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226712130
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Not by Genes Alone offers a radical interpretation of human evolution, arguing that our ecological dominance and our singular social systems stem from a psychology uniquely adapted to create complex culture.

Blue Gold

Author: Maude Barlow
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586237
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A truly shocking exposé that is a call to arms to people around the world, Blue Gold shows in frightening detail why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, “The wars of the next century will be about water.”

That Used To Be Us

Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429995114
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In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action.