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1 Ulrich J. Frey (ed.) Essential building blocks of human nature I01466 2011 eBook  
2 Ulrich J. Frey (ed.) Homo novus - a human without illusions I01380 2010 eBook  
3 Peter T. Bobrowsky (ed.) Comet/asteroid impacts and human society I00046 2007 eBook  
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TitleEssential building blocks of human nature
Author(s)Ulrich J. Frey (ed.);Charlotte St�ormer (ed.);Kai P. Willf�uhr (ed.)
PublicationHeidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xiv, 158 p.) : ill
Abstract NoteTo understand why we humans are as we are, it is necessary to look at the essential building blocks that comprise our nature. The foundations of this structure are our evolutionary origins as primates and our social roots. Upon these rest features such as our emotions, language and aesthetic preferences, with our self-perceptions, self-deceptions and thirst for knowledge right at the top. The unifying force holding these blocks together is evolutionary theory. Evolution provides a deeper understanding of human nature and, in particular, of the common roots of these different perspectives. To b
Contents NotePreface; Contents; List of Contributors; Introduction; Chapter 1 Our Origins: What Makes Us Different from apes?; Chapter 2 Our Children: Parental Decisions -- How Much to Invest in Your Offspring; Chapter 3 Our Social Roots: How the Local Ecology shapes Our Social Structures; Chapter 4 Our Emotions: Explaining Emotions -- Reducing a Complex Phenomenon; Chapter 5 Our Morality: Cooperation and Cultural Differences; Chapter 6 Our Preferences: Why we Like What We Like; Chapter 7 Our Appetite for Information: Ancestral Brains in Modern Environments -- The Influences of Media
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EVOLUTION 4. Human beings 5. HUMAN EVOLUTION 6. NATURAL HISTORY 7. PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 8. SCIENCE
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TitleHomo novus - a human without illusions
Author(s)Ulrich J. Frey (ed.);Charlotte St�ormer (ed.);Kai P. Willf�uhr (ed.)
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2010.
Description1 online resource
Contents NoteIllusion number 1. Humans are exceptional. The position of man in the cosmos / Bernulf Kanitscheider ; Living differences / Volker Sommer and Amy R. Parish ; Nothing to talk about / Julia Fischer -- Illusion number 2. We are independent of our sociobiological roots. The true egoist is cooperative / Christian Vogel ; The social brain and its implications / Robin Dunbar ; Why most theories get it wrong / Julia Pradel and Detlef Fetchenhauer -- Illusion number 3. The biological imperative doesn't matter to us. Mortality crises and their consequences for human life histories / Charlotte St�ormer and Kai P. Willf�uhr ; Costs and consequences of reproduction / Virpi Lummaa ; Height and reproductive success / Rebecca Sear -- Illusion number 4. The past doesn't echo in our heads. Developmental psychology without dualistic illusions / Athanasios Chasiotis ; the psychology of families / Harald A. Euler -- Illusion number 5. Moral, religion and culture are social constructions. Moral normativity is (naturally) grown / Kurt Bayertz ; The origins of symbolic culture / Chris Knight ; Belief in Melanesia / Wulf Schiefenh�ovel -- Illusion number 6. We are free in what we want. Free will / Gerhard Roth ; Could I have done otherwise? / Gerhard Vollmer -- Epilogue. Modern illusions of humankind / Ulrich J. Frey
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Evolutionary psychology 4. Evolutionspsychologie 5. Hominisation 6. Human beings 7. Human biology 8. HUMAN EVOLUTION 9. Humanbiologie 10. PHILOSOPHY 11. SOCIAL SCIENCE
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TitleComet/asteroid impacts and human society : an interdisciplinary approach
Author(s)Peter T. Bobrowsky (ed.);Hans Rickman () (ed.)
Edition1st ed
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2007.
Description1 online resource (xxvi, 546 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Abstract NoteIn 1908, an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth will it be large enough to destroy a city? Will the climate change significantly? Can archaeology and anthropology provide insights into the expected cultural responses with NEO interactions? Does society have a true grasp of the actual risks involved? Is the Great Depression a good model for the economic collapse that could follow a NEO catastrophe? This volume provides a necessary link between various disciplines and comet/asteroid impacts
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOASTRONOMY 2. ASTEROIDS 3. COMETS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Human beings 7. Interdisciplinary research 8. NATURAL DISASTERS 9. NATURE 10. SOCIAL SCIENCE
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