Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Genesis : the deep origin of societies / Edward O. Wilson ; illustrated by Debby Cotter Kaspari.

Wilson, Edward O. (author). Kaspari, Debby Cotter (illustrator.).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 591.5 WIL (Text) 37521530923244 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 591.5 Wilson (Text) 31208912640705 non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631495540
  • ISBN: 1631495542
  • Physical Description: 153 pages : black & white illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references/further reading (pages 127-140) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species. Of these, Wilson demonstrates that at least seventeen―among them the African naked mole rat and the sponge-dwelling shrimp―have been found to have advanced societies based on altruism and cooperation. Whether writing about midges who “dance about like acrobats” or schools of anchovies who protectively huddle “to appear like a gigantic fish,” or proposing that human society owes a debt of gratitude to “postmenopausal grandmothers” and “childless homosexuals,” Genesis is a pithy yet path-breaking work of evolutionary theory, braiding twenty-first-century scientific theory with the lyrical biological and humanistic observations for which Wilson is known.
Subject: Animals > Habits and behavior.
Behavior evolution.
Behavior genetics
Human behavior.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution.
SCIENCE / Essays.

Additional Resources