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Sparking vigorous debate in the sciences, upends "the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first" (). Refashioning the story of human evolution, Wilson draws on his remarkable knowledge of biology and social behavior to demonstrate that group selection, not kin selection, is the premier driving force of human evolution. In a work that James D. Watson calls "a monumental exploration of the biological origins of the human condition," Wilson explains how our innate drive to belong to a group is both a "great blessing and a terrible curse" (). Demonstrating that the sources of morality, religion, and the creative arts are fundamentally biological in nature, the renowned Harvard University biologist presents us with the clearest explanation ever produced as to the origin of the human condition and why it resulted in our domination of the Earth's biosphere.

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From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career.

About the Author

Edward O. Wilson, one of the world's preeminent biologists, is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Sociobiology, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ants, and the best-selling novel Anthill. A professor emeritus at Harvard University, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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ISBN:
9780871403636
Author:
Wilson, Edward Osborne
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Author:
son, Edward O.
Author:
Wilson, Edward O.
Author:
Wilson, Edward Osborne
Author:
Wil
Subject:
Evolution
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Biology-Evolution
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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