9780465094905-0465094902-Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time

Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time

ISBN-13: 9780465094905
ISBN-10: 0465094902
Author: Vince, Gaia
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780465094905
ISBN-10: 0465094902
Author: Vince, Gaia
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Vince, Gaia wrote Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time comprising 352 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0465094902 and 9780465094905. Since then Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.50 or rent at the marketplace.

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In the tradition of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, a winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books shows how four tools enabled has us humans to control the destiny of our species
"A wondrous, visionary work." --Tim Flannery, scientist and author of the bestselling The Weather Makers
What enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? Readers of Sapiens will say a cognitive revolution -- a dramatic evolutionary change that altered our brains, turning primitive humans into modern ones -- caused a cultural explosion. In Transcendence, Gaia Vince argues instead that modern humans are the product of a nuanced coevolution of our genes, environment, and culture that goes back into deep time. She explains how, through four key elements -- fire, language, beauty, and time -- our species diverged from the evolutionary path of all other animals, unleashing a compounding process that launched us into the Space Age and beyond. Provocative and poetic, Transcendence shows how a primate took dominion over nature and turned itself into something marvelous.
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