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Author Bryant, Chris, author.

Title Cooperative evolution : : reclaiming Darwin's vision / Christopher Bryant, Valerie A. Brown.

Publication Info. Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages) : illustrations
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Contents 1. In homage to Darwin -- 2. All knowledge is metaphor -- 3. Intelligent evolution and intelligence -- 4. How evolution works -- 5. The past is a foreign country -- 6. We do things differently now -- 7. Energy: where it all begins -- 8. Everything is connected -- 9. Walling in and walling out -- 10. Becoming human -- 11. Inheriting the Earth -- 12. Our closest cousins -- 13. Glimpses of the future -- 14. Weaving the golden net.
Summary Cooperative Evolution offers a fresh account of evolution consistent with Charles Darwin's own account of a cooperative, inter-connected, buzzing and ever-changing world. Told in accessible language, treating evolutionary change as a cooperative enterprise brings some surprising shifts from the traditional emphasis on the dominance of competition. The book covers many evolutionary changes reconsidered as cooperation. These include the cooperative origins of life, evolution as a spiral rather than a ladder or tree, humans as a part of natural systems rather than the purpose, relationships between natural and social change, and the role of the individual in adaptive radiation onto new ground. The story concludes with a projection of human evolution from the past into the future.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Evolution (Biology)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brown, Valerie A., author.
Australian National University Press, publisher.
Other Form: Print version: Cooperative evolution : reclaiming Darwin's vision. Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2021 9781760464288 (OCoLC)1240754622
ISBN 9781760464295 (electronic book)
1760464295 (electronic book)
9781760464288 (print)
1760464287 (print)
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