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The Biology of Civilisation : Understanding Human Culture as a Force in Nature - Stephen Boyden

The Biology of Civilisation

Understanding Human Culture as a Force in Nature

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780868407661
Number Of Pages: 224

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Looks at the complex interrelationships between human culture and the nature. Covering the period from the beginning of agriculture right up to the present
day, it focuses on issues relating to human health and well-being and the state of our natural environment. From his vast survey, author Stephen Boyden draws some key conclusions critical to the future of humanity.

The biology of culturep. 1
Humans in their natural habitatp. 13
Some useful conceptsp. 23
Culture and physical healthp. 37
The quality of life and mental well-beingp. 65
Evolution and human behaviourp. 79
Cultural arrangements in farming and urban societiesp. 93
Warfarep. 107
Impacts of culture on the living environmentp. 117
The transition to a new phase in human historyp. 141
Towards a cultural renaissancep. 158
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ISBN: 9780868407661
ISBN-10: 0868407666
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: UNSW Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.7  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.28