The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment (Hardcover)

By 

Paul R Ehrlich

  (Author),

Anne H Ehrlich

  (Author)

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Humans are unquestionably the dominant animal. Why, then, are we creating a world that threatens our own species? Two renowned scientists tackle the fundamental challenge of the human predicament and offer a vivid and unique exploration of humanity's origins, evolution, and its potential future.
In humanity's more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Why, then, are we creating a world that threatens our own species? What can we do to change the current trajectory toward more climate change, increased famine, and epidemic disease?
Renowned Stanford scientists Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich believe that intelligently addressing those questions depends on a clear understanding of how we evolved and how and why we're changing the planet in ways that darken our descendants' future. "The Dominant Animal" arms readers with that knowledge, tracing the interplay between environmental change and genetic and cultural evolution since the dawn of humanity. In lucid and engaging prose, they describe how "Homo sapiens "adapted to their surroundings, eventually developing the vibrant cultures, vast scientific knowledge, and technological wizardry we know today.
But the Ehrlichs also explore the flip side of this triumphant story of innovation and conquest. As we clear forests to raise crops and build cities, lace the continents with highways, and create chemicals never before seen in nature, we may be undermining our own supremacy. The threats of environmental damage are clear from the daily headlines, but the outcome is far from destined. Humanity can again adapt--if we learn from our evolutionary past.
Those lessons are crystallized in "The Dominant Animal," Tackling the fundamental challenge of the human predicament, Paul and Anne Ehrlich offer a vivid and unique exploration of our origins, our evolution, and our future.

About the Author :

Paul R Ehrlich has contributed to The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment as an author. Andrew Beattie is director of the Commonwealth Key Centre for Biodiversity and Bioresources and Christine Turnbull is research associate, both at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Paul R. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of biological sciences at Stanford University.

Book Details


Title: The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment
Publisher: Island Press
Author: Paul R Ehrlich, Anne H Ehrlich
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN:

1597260967

EAN:

9781597260961

No. of Pages: 428
Publish Date: 2008-6-1
Binding: Hardcover
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