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The Resource Living in a dangerous climate : climate change and human evolution, Renée Hetherington

Living in a dangerous climate : climate change and human evolution, Renée Hetherington

Label
Living in a dangerous climate : climate change and human evolution
Title
Living in a dangerous climate
Title remainder
climate change and human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Renée Hetherington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Living in a Dangerous Climate provides a journey through human and Earth history, showing how a changing climate has affected human evolution and society. Is it possible for humanity to evolve quickly, or is slow, gradual, genetic evolution the only way we change? Why did all other Homo species go extinct while Homo sapiens became dominant? How did agriculture, domestication, and the use of fossil fuels affect humanity's growing dominance? Do today's dominant societies--devoted as they are to Darwinism and 'survival of the fittest'--contribute to our current failure to meet the hazards of a dangerous climate? Unique and thought provoking, the book links scientific knowledge and perspectives of evolution, climate change, and economics in a way that is accessible and exciting for the general reader. The book is also valuable for courses on climate change, human evolution, and environmental science.--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hetherington, Renée
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GF71
NAL item number
.H484 2012
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
  • Climatic changes
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Biological Evolution
  • Climate Change
  • Hominidae
  • Homme
  • Homme
  • Climat
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • climate change
  • evolution
  • SCIENCE
  • Changement climatique
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences de la terre
  • Climatologie
  • Développement humain
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Climatic changes
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
  • Mensch
  • Auswirkung
  • Klimaänderung
  • Evolution
Label
Living in a dangerous climate : climate change and human evolution, Renée Hetherington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Contents
Earth's climate: impacts on habitat and humans : 1. Putting our emergent house in order -- The evolution of the Homo species : 2. The cradle of humankind ; 3. The Neanderthal enigma ; 4. The end of Homo diversity -- Climate and human migration : 5. Climate and human migration ; 6. Braving the New World -- Climate and agriculture : 7. Agriculture and the rise of civilization ; 8. The Maya civilization and beyond -- The dominant paradigm : 9. Dominance destabilized ; 10. Fitness folly ; 11. Darwin the selector ; 12. Hunting down Woody ; 13. Kammerer's suicide ; 14. Giants and pygmies ; 15. Dutch hunger winter babies -- Today and tomorrow : 16. Today and tomorrow ; 17. Dead zones -- The economic connection : 18. The economic connection ; 19. The progress of dominance -- Dangerous attitudes : 20. Dangerous attitudes ; 21. Helpful strangers ; 22. Triumphant oblivion -- Living in dangerous times : 23. Our children ; 24. Living in a dangerous climate
Control code
779264897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781107017252
Lccn
2012008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)779264897
Label
Living in a dangerous climate : climate change and human evolution, Renée Hetherington
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Contents
Earth's climate: impacts on habitat and humans : 1. Putting our emergent house in order -- The evolution of the Homo species : 2. The cradle of humankind ; 3. The Neanderthal enigma ; 4. The end of Homo diversity -- Climate and human migration : 5. Climate and human migration ; 6. Braving the New World -- Climate and agriculture : 7. Agriculture and the rise of civilization ; 8. The Maya civilization and beyond -- The dominant paradigm : 9. Dominance destabilized ; 10. Fitness folly ; 11. Darwin the selector ; 12. Hunting down Woody ; 13. Kammerer's suicide ; 14. Giants and pygmies ; 15. Dutch hunger winter babies -- Today and tomorrow : 16. Today and tomorrow ; 17. Dead zones -- The economic connection : 18. The economic connection ; 19. The progress of dominance -- Dangerous attitudes : 20. Dangerous attitudes ; 21. Helpful strangers ; 22. Triumphant oblivion -- Living in dangerous times : 23. Our children ; 24. Living in a dangerous climate
Control code
779264897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781107017252
Lccn
2012008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)779264897

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