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The social conquest of earth
Edward O. Wilson
Adult Nonfiction GN360 .W53 2012

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ContentsPage
Prologuep. 1
I - Why Does Advanced Social Life Exist?
1 - The Human Conditionp. 7
II - Where Do We Come From?
2 - The Two Paths to Conquestp. 13
3 - The Approachp. 21
4 - The Arrivalp. 33
5 - Threading the Evolutionary Mazep. 45
6 - The Creative Forcesp. 49
7 - Tribalism Is a Fundamental Human Traitp. 57
8 - War as Humanity's Hereditary Cursep. 62
9 - The Breakoutp. 77
10 - The Creative Explosionp. 85
11 - The Sprint to Civilizationp. 97
III - How Social Insects Conquered the Invertebrate World
12 - The Invention of Eusocialityp. 109
13 - Inventions That Advanced the Social Insectsp. 120
IV - The Forces of Social Evolution
14 - The Scientific Dilemma of Rarityp. 133
15 - Insect Altruism and Eusociality Explainedp. 139
16 - Insects Take the Giant Leapp. 148
17 - How Natural Selection Creates Social Instinctsp. 158
18 - The Forces of Social Evolutionp. 166
19 - The Emergence of a New Theory of Eusocialityp. 183
V - What Are We?
20 - What Is Human Nature?p. 191
21 - How Culture Evolvedp. 212
22 - The Origins of Languagep. 225
23 - The Evolution of Cultural Variationp. 236
24 - The Origins of Morality and Honorp. 241
25 - The Origins of Religionp. 255
26 - The Origins of the Creative Artsp. 268
VI - Where Are We Going?
27 - A New Enlightenmentp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 301
Referencesp. 303
Indexp. 327


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