Human Natures

Human Natures

Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect

Book - 2002
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Why do we behave the way we do? Biologist Paul Ehrlich suggests that although people share a common genetic code, these genes "do not shout commands at the very most, they whisper suggestions." He argues that human nature is not so much result of genetic coding; rather, it is heavily influenced by cultural conditioning and environmental factors. With personal anecdotes, a well-written narrative, and clear examples, Human Natures is a major work of synthesis and scholarship as well as a valuable primer on genetics and evolution that makes complex scientific concepts accessible to lay readers.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Putnam, 2002, c2000.
ISBN: 9780142000533
Branch Call Number: 599/.938/Ehr 6173mb 1
Characteristics: xii, 531 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.


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pleiadesrox Jul 15, 2010

Brilliant discussion of human nature and evolution.

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