Genes, Cultures, and the Human ProspectBook - 2002
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 us...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.
Branch Call Number: 599/.938/Ehr 6173mb 1
Characteristics: xii, 531 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.