The Genial Gene

Author: Joan Roughgarden
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520265939
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Explores evidence that suggests whether selfishness and individuality are subjective biological traits, examining social behaviors that relate to sex, gender, and family, and discussing an alternative evolutionary theory called "social selection" that focuses on cooperation.

Genial Gene Mills Mean Will To Power

Author: Robert J. Dieli
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The Virtues Of Sustainability

Author: Carl Benton Straub '58 Endowed Chair in Culture and the Environment and Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies Jason Kawall
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190919817
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"With a growing recognition of the potentially catastrophic impacts of human actions on current and future generations, people around the world are urgently seeking new, sustainable ways of life for themselves and their communities. What do these calls for a sustainable future mean for our current values and ways of life, and what kind of people will we need to become? Approaches to ethical living that emphasize good character and virtue are recently resurgent, and especially well-suited to addressing the challenges we face in pursuing sustainability. From rethinking excessive consumption, to appropriately respecting nature, to being resilient in the face of environmental injustice, our characters will be frequently tested. The virtues of sustainability - character traits enabling us to lead sustainable, flourishing lives - will be critical to our success. This volume, divided into three sections, brings together newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars from multiple disciplines - from philosophy and political science, to religious studies and psychology. The essays in the first section focus on key factors and structures that support the cultivation of the virtues of sustainability, while those in the second focus in particular on virtues embraced by various non-Western communities and cultures, and the worldviews that underlie them. Finally, the essays in the third section each address further particular virtues of sustainability, including cooperativeness, patience, conscientiousness, and creativity and open-mindedness. Together, these essays provide readers with a rich understanding of the importance and diversity of the virtues of sustainability, and practical guidance towards their cultivation and effective application"--

A Cooperative Species

Author: Samuel Bowles
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691158169
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Why do humans, uniquely among animals, cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded behavior is widespread and cannot be explained simply by far-sighted self-interest or a desire to help close genealogical kin. In A Cooperative Species, Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis--pioneers in the new experimental and evolutionary science of human behavior--show that the central issue is not why selfish people act generously, but instead how genetic and cultural evolution has produced a species in which substantial numbers make sacrifices to uphold ethical norms and to help even total strangers. The authors describe how, for thousands of generations, cooperation with fellow group members has been essential to survival. Groups that created institutions to protect the civic-minded from exploitation by the selfish flourished and prevailed in conflicts with less cooperative groups. Key to this process was the evolution of social emotions such as shame and guilt, and our capacity to internalize social norms so that acting ethically became a personal goal rather than simply a prudent way to avoid punishment. Using experimental, archaeological, genetic, and ethnographic data to calibrate models of the coevolution of genes and culture as well as prehistoric warfare and other forms of group competition, A Cooperative Species provides a compelling and novel account of how humans came to be moral and cooperative.

New Scientist

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The Berkshire News

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The Royal Phraseological English French French English Dictionary

Author: John Charles Tarver
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Harper S Magazine

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Harper S New Monthly Magazine

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California Shipbuilder And Metalworker

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A Standard Dictionary Of The English Language Upon Original Plans

Author: Isaac Kaufman Funk
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The Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
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Encyclopedia Of American Radio 1920 1960

Author: Luther F. Sies
Editor: McFarland Publishing
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This encyclopedic work comprehensively covers the performers and programming on American radio from its inception to its golden age. Extensively researched over the course of more than twenty years, this new work is the definitive source for scholars of communication, social and cultural history and the popular arts, as well as devoted fans of radio history. The encyclopedia includes entries for programs, announcers, orchestras, musicians, vocalists, comedians, vocal groups, readers, whistlers, musical saw soloists, ministers, sports commentators, reviewers (of books, plays and movies), celebrities, and other personnel broadcasting over American radio from the 1920s to the 1960s. Additional entries cover commercial radio, educational broadcasting, firsts in radio history, opera on radio, religious broadcasting, sports broadcasting, women in radio, border radio, children's programs, comedy on radio, crime shows and mysteries, daytime dramatic serials, and disk jockeys, among other topics.

The Imperial Dictionary

Author: John Ogilvie
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The Trouble With Advertising

Author: John E. O'Toole
Editor: Scribner
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The Journal Of William Morris Studies

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The Tammany Times

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The Imperial Dictionary English Technological And Scientific

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A Genealogical And Biographical History Of The Field Family Of Massachusetts And Vermont And The French Henry Families Of Virginia And Texas

Author: Charles Kellogg Field
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The Gene Pool

Author: Christi Stewart-Brown
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ISBN: 9781438251011
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Two women, their son, a sperm donor. A comedy in two acts. What the press said:Stewart-Brown writes frank, funny dialogue about sex, and she can structure a comedy, too---the action practically skips along." - The Washington Post"Stewart-Brown isn't subverting domestic comedy in the genial Gene Pool so much as she is co-opting it: The usual gender dynamics have been altered, but in every other respect this is as charming a family comedy as you are likely to see....its cockeyed take on the conventional family structure is deftly written. It is amusing and honest enough to keep you with it all the way to the end, when you learn that everyone in this tale, at bottom, is a good guy." - The Washington Times