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Transcendence

Transcendence

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

How four tools enabled humanity to control its destiny
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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Genre: Nonfiction / Science / Life Sciences / Biology

On Sale: January 21st 2020

Price: $30 / $38 (CAD)

Page Count: 352

ISBN-13: 9780465094905

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