Second Nature: Economic Origins of Human Evolution by Haim Ofek

By Haim Ofek

used to be alternate an early agent of human evolution or is it simply an artefact of contemporary civilisation? Spanning million years of human evolution, this ebook explores the impression of economics on human evolution and average background. the speculation of evolution via common choice has continuously relied partly on growth in parts of technological know-how open air biology. by way of employing fiscal ideas on the borderlines of biology, Haim Ofek indicates how a number of the remarkable concerns in human evolution, corresponding to the rise in human mind dimension and the growth of the environmental area of interest people occupied, may be responded. He identifies specified monetary forces at paintings, starting with the transition from the feed-as-you-go technique of primates, via hunter-gathering and the domestication of fireplace to the advance of agriculture. This hugely readable booklet will tell and intrigue normal readers and people in fields akin to evolutionary biology and psychology, economics, and anthropology.

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