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Evolutionary Creation

Evolutionary Creation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Denis O. Lamoureux
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In this provocative book, evolutionist and evangelical Christian Denis O. Lamoureux proposes an approach to origins that moves beyond the evolution-versus-creation debate. Arguing for an intimate relationship between the Book of God's Words and the Book of God's Works, he presents evolutionary creation--a position that asserts that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit created the universe and life through an ordained and sustained evolutionary process. This view of origins affirms intelligent design and the belief that beauty, complexity, and functionality in nature reflect the mind of God. Lamoureux also challenges the popular Christian assumption that the Holy Spirit revealed scientific and historical facts in the opening chapters of the Bible. He contends that Scripture features an ancient understanding of origins that functions as a vessel to deliver inerrant and infallible messages of faith. Lamoureux shares his personal story and his struggle in coming to terms with evolution and Christianity. Like many, he lost his boyhood faith at university in classes on evolutionary biology. After graduation, he experienced a born-again conversion and then embraced belief in a literal six-day creation. Graduate school training at the doctoral level in both theology and biology led him to the conclusion that God created the world through evolution. Lamoureux closes with the two most important issues in the origins controversy--the pastoral and pedagogical implications. How should churches approach this volatile topic? And what should Christians teach their children about origins?

21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. James Birx
Editor: SAGE Publications
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Request a free 30-day online trial at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.

Phenomenology of the Winter-City

Phenomenology of the Winter-City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abraham Akkerman
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This book explores how the weather and city-form impact the mind, and how city-form and mind interact. It builds on Merleau-Ponty’s contention that mind, the human body and the environment are intertwined in a singular composite, and on Walter Benjamin’s suggestion that mind and city-form, in mutual interaction, through history, have set the course of civilization. Bringing together the fields of philosophy, urbanism, geography, history, and architecture, the book shows the association of existentialism with prevalence of mood disorder in Northern Europe at the close of Little Ice Age. It explains the implications of city-form and traces the role of the myths and allegories of urban design as well as the history of gender projection onto city-form. It shows how urbanization in Northern Europe provided easier access to shelter, yet resulted in sunlight deprivation, and yielded increasing incidence of depression and other mental disorder among the European middle-class. The book uses the examples of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky and Kafka, to show how walking through the streets, squares and other urban voids became the informal remedy to mood disorder, a prominent trait among founders of modern Existentialism. It concludes by describing how the connection of anguish and violence is relevant to winter depression in cities, in North America in particular.

Still Starving After All These Years

Still Starving After All These Years Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeri Studebaker
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1789044898
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Do you want an end to war and inequality? Civilizations the world over have produced spectacular innovations; monumental architecture, complex mathematics, magnificent art, and the invention of writing, to name a few. Civilizations have also produced several unsavory "innovations", which to the modern mind seem an inevitable part of living in civilized society. Large-scale architecture was invented to store hoarded food and other goods, produced by the enslaved masses but enjoyed by the powerful elite. Writing was invented to keep track of hoarded commodities. Institutionalized warfare was invented to steal slaves, who could produce more for the monumental storage containers. A striking parallel with today's governments' violent obsessions over endless growth. This prevailing mindset can and must be undone or else we risk the annihilation of humanity.

Climate Change in Prehistory

Climate Change in Prehistory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William James Burroughs
Editor: Cambridge University Press
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How did humankind deal with the extreme challenges of the last Ice Age? How have the relatively benign post-Ice Age conditions affected the evolution and spread of humanity across the globe? By setting our genetic history in the context of climate change during prehistory, the origin of many features of our modern world are identified and presented in this illuminating book. It reviews the aspects of our physiology and intellectual development that have been influenced by climatic factors, and how features of our lives - diet, language and the domestication of animals - are also the product of the climate in which we evolved. In short: climate change in prehistory has in many ways made us what we are today. Climate Change in Prehistory weaves together studies of the climate with anthropological, archaeological and historical studies, and will fascinate all those interested in the effects of climate on human development and history.

Prehistory

Prehistory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Renfrew
Editor: Hachette UK
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A brief and original prehistory of the world Prehistory covers human existence before written records, i.e. most of human existence. But it also refers to the discipline through which we scrutinize prehistoric times. PREHISTORY begins by looking at the discovery of a remote human past and the subsequent dramatic growth of the study of prehistory: early archaeology; geology; Darwin's ideas of evolution; cave paintings; fossil discoveries of human ancestors; museums and collections; radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis. Renfrew challenges the conventional assumption of an all-important 'human revolution' 40,000 years ago - when Homo Sapiens first appeared in Europe - and suggests that the key developments were much later. The author's case-studies range widely, from Orkney to the Balkans, from the Indus Valley to Peru, from Ireland to China, and provide fresh insights on landmark monuments such as the Egyptian pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, Stonehenge and the sacrificial burial pyramids at Teotihuacan in Mexico. The book closes with a fascinating chapter on the transition from Prehistory to History, on early writing systems.

Sexonomics

Sexonomics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Seabright
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Chercheur turbulent, Paul Seabright propose une " histoire naturelle de l'économie ". C'est dans la préhistoire, en réinterprétant le darwinisme, qu'il trouve les clés du comportement des hommes et des femmes dans l'économie de marché. La domination des mâles et la guerre des sexes ne sont pas une fatalité. Depuis la nuit des temps, les hommes et les femmes divergent dans leur quête. Les chansons d'amour, les films et les livres pour " réussir sa vie " l'attestent. Résultat ? Le conflit semble inévitable. Pourtant, mieux qu'aucune autre espèce, depuis la préhistoire nous savons faire équipe. Pourquoi ne pas utiliser cette capacité d'alliance pour favoriser l'égalité et les relations pacifiques entre les sexes ? Contre ceux qui considèrent que les inégalités entre hommes et femmes n'ont aucun fondement biologique et ceux qui affirment que les différences entre sexes sont intangibles, Paul Seabright lance une offensive de charme. Analysant l'accouplement des mantes religieuses aussi bien que les comportements dans la salle du conseil d'une grande entreprise, cet éminent professeur de sciences économiques nous entraîne dans un fantastique voyage à rebours des idées en vogue. Traversant avec brio et insolence le temps et les disciplines (biologie, sociologie, anthropologie), il analyse comment et à quelles fins les hommes et les femmes ont appris à faire équipe selon un modèle économique et les raisons pour lesquelles les inégalités demeurent.

Attack Surface

Attack Surface Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cory Doctorow
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1250757525
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Cory Doctorow's Attack Surface is a standalone novel set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Little Brother and Homeland. Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she'd chosen the winning side. In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for an transnational cybersecurity firm, she made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, and manipulate their every move. The perks were fantastic, and the pay was obscene. Just for fun, and to piss off her masters, Masha sometimes used her mad skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. It was a dangerous game and a hell of a rush. But seriously self-destructive. And unsustainable. When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape, and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she’s devised are directed at her friends and family--including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naïve idealists--Masha realizes she has to choose. And whatever choice she makes, someone is going to get hurt. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vicki Cummings,Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil
Editor: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers by Vicki Cummings,Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil Summary

For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies to date, including critical engagements with older debates, new theoretical perspectives, and renewed obligations for greater engagement between researchers and indigenous communities. Chapters provide in-depth archaeological, historical, and anthropological case-studies, and examine far-reaching questions about human social relations, attitudes to technology, ecology, and management of resources and the environment, as well as issues of diet, health, and gender relations - all central topics in hunter-gatherer research, but also themes that have great relevance for modern global society and its future challenges. The Handbook also provides a strategic vision for how the integration of new methods, approaches, and study regions can ensure that future research into the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers will continue to deliver penetrating insights into the factors that underlie all human diversity.

Sapiens

Sapiens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yuval Noah Harari,Pierre-Emmanuel Dauzat
Editor: Albin Michel
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Il y a 100 000 ans, la Terre était habitée par au moins six espèces différentes d'hominidés. Une seule a survécu. Nous, les Homo Sapiens. Comment notre espèce a-t-elle réussi à dominer la planète ? Pourquoi nos ancêtres ont-ils uni leurs forces pour créer villes et royaumes ? Comment en sommes-nous arrivés à créer les concepts de religion, de nation, de droits de l'homme ? À dépendre de l'argent, des livres et des lois ? À devenir esclaves de la bureaucratie, des horaires, de la consommation de masse ? Et à quoi ressemblera notre monde dans le millénaire à venir ? Véritable phénomène d'édition, traduit dans une trentaine de langues, Sapiens est un livre audacieux, érudit et provocateur. Professeur d'Histoire à l'Université hébraïque de Jérusalem, Yuval Noah Harari mêle l'Histoire à la Science pour remettre en cause tout ce que nous pensions savoir sur l'humanité : nos pensées, nos actes, notre héritage... et notre futur.

Dernières nouvelles de Sapiens

Dernières nouvelles de Sapiens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Silvana Condemi,François Savatier
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Homo sapiens est décidément une drôle d’espèce. On le pensait apparu quelque part en Afrique de l’Est il y a 200 000 ans, et voilà qu’on détecte sa présence bien plus tôt, et sur tout le continent. On le croyait sorti de son berceau il y a 80 000 ans, jusqu’à ce qu’on découvre, en Chine, des fossiles beaucoup plus anciens. Pire, ou mieux, comme on voudra : la génétique a montré qu’il y a peu, nous partagions cette planète avec d’autres espèces humaines désormais disparues et avec lesquelles nous nous sommes métissés ! C’est dire l’urgence de faire le point sur nos ancêtres et d’écouter les dernières nouvelles de Sapiens. Des australopithèques au Néolithique, les auteurs nous content la fascinante saga d’un étrange primate, à jamais transformé par l’évolution et par notre bien le plus précieux : la culture.

Anthropology

Anthropology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Indrani Basu Roy
Editor: S. Chand Publishing
ISBN: 8121922593
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This textbook includes -Physical Anthropology, Prehistory and Social-Cultural Anthropology. For Students of Anthropologyin Indian Universities. • This is a valuable textbook of Anthropology which aims to serve all students of Anthropology. Each of these parts deal with specific portion of the subject matter and corresponds to the major branches of Anthropology. • The book offers has been written lucidly in simple language with plenty of examples. It offers a blueprints for the subject Anthropology as such as to satisfy the general readers also who are enthusiastic to know more and more Man.

Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity

Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick Roberts
Editor: Oxford University Press
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In popular discourse, tropical forests are synonymous with 'nature' and 'wilderness'; battlegrounds between apparently pristine floral, faunal, and human communities, and the unrelenting industrial and urban powers of the modern world. It is rarely publicly understood that the extent of human adaptation to, and alteration of, tropical forest environments extends across archaeological, historical, and anthropological timescales. This book is the first attempt to bring together evidence for the nature of human interactions with tropical forests on a global scale, from the emergence of hominins in the tropical forests of Africa to modern conservation issues. Following a review of the natural history and variability of tropical forest ecosystems, this book takes a tour of human, and human ancestor, occupation and use of tropical forest environments through time. Far from being pristine, primordial ecosystems, this book illustrates how our species has inhabited and modified tropical forests from the earliest stages of its evolution. While agricultural strategies and vast urban networks emerged in tropical forests long prior to the arrival of European colonial powers and later industrialization, this should not be taken as justification for the massive deforestation and biodiversity threats imposed on tropical forest ecosystems in the 21st century. Rather, such a long-term perspective highlights the ongoing challenges of sustainability faced by forager, agricultural, and urban societies in these environments, setting the stage for more integrated approaches to conservation and policy-making, and the protection of millennia of ecological and cultural heritage bound up in these habitats.

Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2012 Edition

Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2012 Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.A
Editor: ScholarlyEditions
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Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Physical Anthropology in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Physical Anthropology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Gangster States

Gangster States Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Hirschfeld
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The author draws on behavioral ecology to predict the evolution of organized crime in unregulated systems of exchange and the further development of racketeer economies into unstable kleptocratic states. The result is a new model that explains the expansion and contraction of political-economic complexity in prehistoric and contemporary societies.

The Politics of Total Liberation

The Politics of Total Liberation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Best
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ISBN: 1137440724
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This book argues that there is an ongoing planetary crisis, in both the social and natural worlds, that is of urgent importance. This demands a new politics, a politics of total liberation, one that grasps the need to unite the disparate movements for human, animal, and earth liberation. In the book, Best outlines a way forward despite challenges.

Southern Anthropology - a History of Fison and Howitt’s Kamilaroi and Kurnai

Southern Anthropology - a History of Fison and Howitt’s Kamilaroi and Kurnai Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Gardner,Patrick McConvell
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Southern Anthropology - a History of Fison and Howitt’s Kamilaroi and Kurnai by Helen Gardner,Patrick McConvell Summary

Southern Anthropology, the history of Fison and Howitt's Kamilaroi and Kurnai is the biography of Kamilaroi and Kurnai (1880) written from both a historical and anthropological perspective. Southern Anthropology investigates the authors' work on Aboriginal and Pacific people and the reception of their book in metropolitan centres.

The Ecological Transition

The Ecological Transition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John W. Bennett
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351304712
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Written during the height of the ecology movement, The Ecological Transition is a stunning interdisciplinary work. It combines anthropology, ecology, and sociology to formulate an understanding of cultural-environmental relationships. While anthropologists have been studying relationships between humans and the physical environment for a very long time, only in the last thirty years have questions inherent in these relationships broadened beyond description and classification. For example, the concept of environment has been extended beyond the physical into the social. Although anthropologists have adopted many of the concepts that Bennett develops in the book, he also feels that the central issues have never been addressed, either by anthropologists or by people in related disciplines. The most important of these, in Bennett's opinion, is the failure to incorporate a respect for the environmental in contemporary culture, which would allow making exceptions in certain human practices in order to protect the environment. His point in The Ecological Transition is that a basic cultural change in modern civilization is necessary to achieve this end. Both a theoretical and a practical work, The Ecological Transition emphasizes the relationships between human culture, the physical environment, technology, and social policy. The Ecological Transition is a challenging volume that makes us face the consequences of human behavior in the modern world: its effect on pollution, natural resources, agriculture, the economy, and population, to name just a few areas. The book remains a significant contribution to the discourse on social, economic, and environmental problems. While the book was first published in 1976, it still reads as a contemporary tract.

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Buss
Editor: Psychology Press
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This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind. Content topics are logically arrayed, starting with challenges of survival, mating, parenting, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, including cooperation, aggression, sexual conflict, and status, prestige, and social hierarchies. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.

Scenes from Prehistoric Life

Scenes from Prehistoric Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis Pryor
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
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A journey through the evolution of Britain's prehistoric landscape, and an insight into the lives of its inhabitants, in fifteen scenes.