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The Resource The theory that changed everything : "On the origin of species" as a work in progress, Philip Lieberman

The theory that changed everything : "On the origin of species" as a work in progress, Philip Lieberman

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The theory that changed everything : "On the origin of species" as a work in progress
Title
The theory that changed everything
Title remainder
"On the origin of species" as a work in progress
Statement of responsibility
Philip Lieberman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read, and parts of it are even considered outdated. In some ways, it has been consigned to the nineteenth century. In The Theory That Changed Everything, the renowned cognitive scientist Philip Lieberman demonstrates that there is no better guide to the world's living'and still evolving'things than Darwin and that the phenomena he observed are still being explored at the frontiers of science. In an exploration that ranges from Darwin's transformative trip aboard the Beagle to Lieberman's own sojourns in the remotest regions of the Himalayas, this book relates fresh, contemporary findings to the major concepts of Darwinian theory, which transcends natural selection. Drawing on his own research into the evolution of human linguistic and cognitive abilities, Lieberman explains the paths that adapted human anatomy to language. He demystifies the role of recently identified transcriptional and epigenetic factors encoded in DNA, explaining how nineteenth-century Swedish famines alternating with years of plenty caused survivors' grandchildren to die many years short of their life expectancy. Lieberman is equally at home decoding supermarket shelves and climbing with the Sherpas as he discusses how natural selection explains features from lactose tolerance to ease of breathing at Himalayan altitudes. With conversational clarity and memorable examples, Lieberman relates the insights that led to groundbreaking discoveries in both Darwin's time and our own while asking provocative questions about what Darwin would have made of controversial issues today, such as GMOs, endangered species, and the God question
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DLC
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Lieberman, Philip
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Natural selection
Label
The theory that changed everything : "On the origin of species" as a work in progress, Philip Lieberman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Strawberries; 2. No Cats, No Flowers; 3. Grandfather Erasmus; 4. Crafting the Human Brain; 5. What Would Darwin Think About . . .; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1002302912
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545914
Lccn
2017040837
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1xcnng0
  • 3b2d912a-648f-4a9a-8ccf-1263928862c8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002302912
Label
The theory that changed everything : "On the origin of species" as a work in progress, Philip Lieberman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Strawberries; 2. No Cats, No Flowers; 3. Grandfather Erasmus; 4. Crafting the Human Brain; 5. What Would Darwin Think About . . .; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1002302912
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545914
Lccn
2017040837
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1xcnng0
  • 3b2d912a-648f-4a9a-8ccf-1263928862c8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002302912

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