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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 Arne T. Skjeltorp (ed.) Evolution from cellular to social scales I00871 2008 eBook  
4 Stephen Jay Gould Ever since Darwin : Reflections in natural history 014357 1977 Book  
5 C. Loring Brace Stages of human evolution: Human and cultural origins 000314 1988 Book  
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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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TitleEvolution from cellular to social scales
Author(s)Arne T. Skjeltorp (ed.);Alexander V. Belushkin (ed.)
PublicationDordrecht, Springer, 2008.
Description1 online resource (xiv, 186 p.) : ill
Abstract NoteEvolution is a critical challenge for many areas of science, technology and development of society. This book reviews general evolutionary facts such as origin of life and evolution of the genome and clues to evolution through simple systems
Contents NoteThe accuracy of molecular processes. The case of homologous recombination / Joel Stavans -- Experimental evolution: bugs and bytes / Richard E. Lenski -- Evolutionary dynamics / Christoph Hauert -- Small RNA control of cell-to-cell communication in Vibrio harveyi and Vibrio cholera. Small RNA control of quorum sensing / Sine Lo Svenningsen -- Dynamical genetic regulation / Mogens H. Jensen ... [et al.] -- Translation attenuation mechanism in unfolded protein response / Ala Trusina, Feroz Papa and Chao Tang -- The origin and evolution of viruses / Vadim I. Agol -- Fokker-Planck and Chapman-Kolmogorov equations for Ito processes with finite memory / Joseph L. McCauley -- Evolution of FX markets via globalization of capital / Joseph L. McCauley -- Evolutionary dynamics of genes and environment in cancer development. Evolution of cancer / Jarle Breivik -- Aging as evolution-facilitating program and a biochemical approach to switch it off / Vladimir P. Skulachev -- Evolution of vision / Mikhail Ostrovsky
Notes"Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Evolution from Cellular to Social Scales, Geilo, Norway, 10-20 April 2007"--T.p. verso. -Includes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Evolutionary psychology 4. HUMAN EVOLUTION 5. NATURAL HISTORY 6. SCIENCE
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TitleEver since Darwin : Reflections in natural history
Author(s)Stephen Jay Gould
PublicationLondon, Penguin Books, 1977.
Series(Penguin Books)
ISBN,Price0-14-013534-0
Classification575.8
Keyword(s)1. DARWINISM 2. EVOLUTION 3. HUMAN EVOLUTION 4. NATURAL HISTORY
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TitleStages of human evolution: Human and cultural origins
Author(s)C. Loring Brace
Edition3rd ed.
PublicationEnglewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall Inc., 1988.
Descriptionvi,154p.
Classification572
Keyword(s)1. ANTHROPOLOGY 2. EVOLUTION 3. HUMAN EVOLUTION
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