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Wired for culture : origins of the human social mind / Mark Pagel.

(Author).
  • ISBN: 9780393065879 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0393065871 (hbk.)
  • Description: xi, 416 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton,

Available copies

  • 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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Danvers Adult Nonfiction GN 281 P32 2012 (Text to phone) Checked out 04/22/2014
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-392) and index.
Contents Note: Mind control, protection, and prosperity -- The occupation of the world -- Ultra-sociality and the cultural survival vehicle -- The domestication of our talents -- Religion and other cultural "enhancers" -- Cooperation and our cultural nature -- Reciprocity and the shadow of the future -- Green beards and the reputation marketplace -- Hostile forces -- The theatre of the mind -- Human language -- The voice of our genes -- Deception, consciousness, and truth -- The many and the few -- Termite mounds and the exploitation of our social instincts.
Summary: A fascinating, far-reaching study of how our species' innate capacity for culture altered the course of our social and evolutionary history.
Subject: Human evolution.
Social evolution.
Evolution (Biology)
Evolutionary genetics.