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Summary: An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.4 DVD Guns 2005

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Porter, Cole

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Harms Inc. 1934

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Wilson, David Sloan

Summary: David Sloan Wilson, one of the world’s leading evolutionists, addresses a question that has puzzled philosophers, psychologists, and evolutionary biologists for centuries: Does altruism exist naturally among the Earth’s creatures? The key to understanding the existence of altruism, Wilson argues, is by understanding the role it plays in the social organization of groups. Groups that function...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576 WIL

Diamond, Jared M.

Summary: Draws on decades of field work in the Pacific islands and other world regions to illuminate the degree to which modern society reflects traditional cultures from earlier and ancient time periods.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.89 DIA

Hubbard, Barbara Marx

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New World Library 1998

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Shlain, Leonard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.7 SHL

Eiseley, Loren C.

Summary: "A paleontologist with the spirit of a poet."--publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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Eiseley, Loren C.

Summary: "A modern Thoreau explores the mysteries of the universe."--publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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Wilson, Edward O.

Summary: An acclaimed biologist discusses how morality, religion, and the creative arts are biological in nature and defends his theory that the origin of the human condition is due to group, not family, selection.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Pub. Corporation 2012

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Zuk, M. (Marlene)

Summary: Debunks beliefs based on the assumption that human beings have finished evolving and defends the assertion that modern man is not biologically the same as our caveman ancestors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 599.938 ZUK

Tattersall, Ian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace 1998

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Rushkoff, Douglas

Summary: Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. Douglas Rushkoff, digital theorist and host of the NPR-One podcast Team Human, reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity. In 100 aphoristic statements, his manifesto exposes how forces for human...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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DeFries, Ruth S.

Summary: "Our species' pervasive presence on the planet is the combined result of two powerful forces: earth's rich natural endowments and humanity's ability to manipulate nature. From our ability to control fire to our expertise in breeding palatable plants, from our capacity to ship fertilizer across the Atlantic to our skill in selectively tinkering with plant genomes, DeFries describes the ingenious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 304.2 DeFries 2014

Harris, Marvin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1989

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 573.2 HAR

Wade, Nicholas.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2006

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Diamond, Jared M.

Summary: Draws on decades of field work in the Pacific islands and other world regions to illuminate the degree to which modern society reflects traditional cultures from earlier and ancient time periods.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2013

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Edwards, Andres R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Society Publishers 2005

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Diamond, Jared M.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Co. 2001

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Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cranbrook Institute of Science 1945

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Diamond, Jared M.

Summary: Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? In this groundbreaking book, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. Here, at last, is a world history that really is a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1999

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Chagnon, Napoleon A.

Summary: Chagnon describes his controversial life-long research among the Yanomam Indians, describing how his beliefs in the evolutionary advantages of their inherent violence have been systematically rejected by politically correct scientists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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Diamond, Jared M.

Summary: Jared Diamond, Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine, goes beyond weapons, war tactics, and politics to show how biological and environmental factors changed and shaped thousands of years of history.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 1999

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West, Geoffrey B.

Summary: "From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 WES

Blackmore, Susan J.

Summary: Uniquely among animals, humans are capable of imitation and so can copy from one another ideas, habits, skills, behaviors, inventions, songs and stories. These are all memes, a term first coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976. According to memetic theory, memes, like genes, are replicators, competing to get into as many brains as possible, and this memetic competition has fashioned our minds and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2000

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