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The Resource The secret of our success : how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter, Joseph Henrich

The secret of our success : how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter, Joseph Henrich

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The secret of our success : how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter
Title
The secret of our success
Title remainder
how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Henrich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups have produced ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have permitted us to successfully expand into a vast range of diverse environments. What has enabled us to dominate the globe, more than any other species, while remaining virtually helpless as lone individuals? This book shows that the secret of our success lies not in our innate intelligence, but in our collective brains--on the ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another over generations. Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species' genetic evolution and shaped our biology. Our early capacities for learning from others produced many cultural innovations, such as fire, cooking, water containers, plant knowledge, and projectile weapons, which in turn drove the expansion of our brains and altered our physiology, anatomy, and psychology in crucial ways. Later on, some collective brains generated and recombined powerful concepts, such as the lever, wheel, screw, and writing, while also creating the institutions that continue to alter our motivations and perceptions. Henrich shows how our genetics and biology are inextricably interwoven with cultural evolution, and how culture-gene interactions launched our species on an extraordinary evolutionary trajectory. Tracking clues from our ancient past to the present, The Secret of Our Success explores how the evolution of both our cultural and social natures produce a collective intelligence that explains both our species' immense success and the origins of human
  • Uniqueness."--Provided by publisher
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henrich, Joseph Patrick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • Behavior evolution
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Behavior evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Social evolution
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • Hominisation
  • Mensch
  • Art
  • Erfolg
  • Kultur
  • Kooperation
Label
The secret of our success : how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter, Joseph Henrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A puzzling primate -- It's not our intelligence -- Lost European explorers -- How to make a cultural species -- What are big brains for? : or, How culture stole our guts -- Why some people have blue eyes -- On the origin of faith -- Prestige, dominance, and menopause -- In-laws, incest taboos, and rituals -- Intergroup competition shapes cultural evolution -- Self-domestication -- Our collective brains -- Communicative tools with rules -- Enculturated brains and honorable hormones -- When we crossed the Rubicon -- Why us? -- A new kind of animal
Control code
ocn922703437
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873296
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 831778
  • 92b0b6b2-4c08-438e-9a9a-c6befa7a61e2
  • 22573/ctvc60z77
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922703437
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The secret of our success : how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter, Joseph Henrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A puzzling primate -- It's not our intelligence -- Lost European explorers -- How to make a cultural species -- What are big brains for? : or, How culture stole our guts -- Why some people have blue eyes -- On the origin of faith -- Prestige, dominance, and menopause -- In-laws, incest taboos, and rituals -- Intergroup competition shapes cultural evolution -- Self-domestication -- Our collective brains -- Communicative tools with rules -- Enculturated brains and honorable hormones -- When we crossed the Rubicon -- Why us? -- A new kind of animal
Control code
ocn922703437
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873296
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 831778
  • 92b0b6b2-4c08-438e-9a9a-c6befa7a61e2
  • 22573/ctvc60z77
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922703437
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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