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Humankind

Humankind

  • Author: Yoshio Komatsu,Eiko Komatsu
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith
  • ISBN: 9781586858254
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 472
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A photographic celebration of the commonalities that exist among all the peoples of the earth, illustrating what ties us all together. We all laugh, love, cry, and need.

So You Think You're Human?

So You Think You're Human?

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780199691289
  • Category: Human beings
  • Page: 190
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You think you're human. But what does that mean? How can humanity be defined? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto takes us on an enlightening and provocative journey through the history of humankind to reveal the challenges to our most fundamental belief - that we are, and have always been, human. Fernandez-Armesto investigates advances in artificial intelligence and genetics, and asks what these mean for the future of human values, human rights, and the defence of human dignity. The book illustrates how our concept of humankind has changed over time and how our current understanding of this has been shaken by new challenges from science and philosophy.

The Origins of Humankind

The Origins of Humankind

  • Author: Stephen Tomkins
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521466769
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 136
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The text starts explaining the theory of evolution and further chapters discuss the human journey.

Lucy

Lucy

The Beginnings of Humankind

  • Author: Donald Johanson,Maitland Edey,Maitland Armstrong Edey
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671724991
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
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Johanson, the discoverer, in 1974, of "Lucy"--the oldest skelton of an erect-walking human yet found--reports the story of his internationally acclaimed find

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062316109
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Half Humankind

Half Humankind

Contexts and Texts of the Controversy about Women in England, 1540-1640

  • Author: Katherine U. Henderson,Barbara F. McManus
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252011740
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 390
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Evolutionary Epistemology and its Implications for Humankind

Evolutionary Epistemology and its Implications for Humankind

  • Author: Franz M. Wuketits
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791402856
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 262
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This books aims to outline the scientific (biological) foundations of evolutionary epistemology, and to discuss its implications for humankind. Wuketits covers all aspects of evolutionary epistemology, including its empirical foundations and its philosophical and anthropological consequences, providng an accessible introduction with a minimum of jargon.

The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind

  • Author: David Fleminger
  • Publisher: 30° South Publishers
  • ISBN: 0958489130
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 142
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Let Southbound take you back to where we came from—The Cradle of Humankind in the Magaliesberg region of the Gauteng and North West provinces of South Africa and uncover the myths and intricacies of our species in this delightfully entertaining and informative guide. * Ta-dah! Introducing the ancestral cast- Mrs. Ples (or is that Mr.?), the Taung child, Little Foot … and a host of fossil extras and where they hung out—the caves of Sterkfontein, Kromdraai and Swartkranz * Then digging ‘em all up—Raymond Dart, Robert Broom, Ron Clarke, Lee Burger et al * History of the area and the people, the fauna and flora * Detailed maps, color photographs, route guides * Comprehensive listings for travellers of places to go, things to see, and accommodation

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

  • Author: Alexander H. Harcourt
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1605987859
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 368
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An innovative and illuminating look at how the evolution of the human species has been shaped by the world around us, from anatomy and physiology, to cultural diversity and population density. Where did the human species originate? Why are tropical peoples much more diverse than those at polar latitudes? Why can only Japanese peoples digest seaweed? How are darker skin, sunlight, and fertility related? Did Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens ever interbreed? In Humankind, U. C. Davis professor Alexander Harcourt answers these questions and more, as he explains how the expansion of the human species around the globe and our interaction with our environment explains much about why humans differ from one region of the world to another, not only biologically, but culturally. What effects have other species had on the distribution of humans around the world, and we, in turn, on their distribution? And how have human populations affected each other’s geography, even existence? For the first time in a single book, Alexander Harcourt brings these topics together to help us understand why we are, what we are, where we are. It turns out that when one looks at humanity's expansion around the world, and in the biological explanations for our geographic diversity, we humans are often just another primate. Humanity's distribution around the world and the type of organism we are today has been shaped by the same biogeographical forces that shape other species.

On the Uniqueness of Humankind

On the Uniqueness of Humankind

  • Author: Hans-Rainer Duncker,K. Prieß
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540271716
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 124
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Biological and philosophical anthropologies of the 20th century keep emphasising the "Sonderstellung" of humans among the realm of living beings. However, it is not clear how this particular role should be characterised, how it should be reconciled with biological findings, and which theoretical and practical conclusions should be drawn from it. Partly in opposition to these anthropological views on humankind biological disciplines underline the extensive similarities and common characteristics between humans and other species. Apparently, these biological findings concur with the criticism of anthropocentrism, which is expressed in Western philosophy of nature and by ethicists. To discuss these issues the Europäische Akademie organized the conference "The Uniqueness of Humankind – Über die Sonderstellung des Menschen". The proceedings of the conference documented in this volume approached the theoretical and practical concept of the "Sonderstellung" against the background of present day knowledge in biosciences. Furthermore, by interdisciplinary efforts, an attempt was made to clarify those conceptual problems that arise with the idea of the uniqueness of humankind. The present volume partly takes up and further develops topics that have been raised by volume 15, On Human Nature, that was published in this series in 2002.