The Resource The human swarm : how our societies arise, thrive, and fall, Mark W. Moffett

The human swarm : how our societies arise, thrive, and fall, Mark W. Moffett

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The human swarm : how our societies arise, thrive, and fall
Title
The human swarm
Title remainder
how our societies arise, thrive, and fall
Statement of responsibility
Mark W. Moffett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating species. If a chimpanzee ventures into the territory of a different group, it will almost certainly be killed. But a New Yorker can fly to Los Angeles--or Borneo--with very little fear. Psychologists have done little to explain this: for years, they have held that our biology puts a hard upper limit--about 150 people--on the size of our social groups. But human societies are in fact vastly larger. How do we manage--by and large--to get along with each other? In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W. Moffett draws on findings in psychology, sociology and anthropology to explain the social adaptations that bind societies. He explores how the tension between identity and anonymity defines how societies develop, function, and fail. Surpassing Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, The Human Swarm reveals how mankind created sprawling civilizations of unrivaled complexity--and what it will take to sustain them
Cataloging source
DLC
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Moffett, Mark W
Dewey number
301
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • Social evolution
  • Communities
Target audience
adult
Label
The human swarm : how our societies arise, thrive, and fall, Mark W. Moffett
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Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-448) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
458 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780465055685
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 482342
  • (HPL)328416
  • 482342
Label
The human swarm : how our societies arise, thrive, and fall, Mark W. Moffett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-448) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
458 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780465055685
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 482342
  • (HPL)328416
  • 482342

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