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A troublesome inheritance : genes, race and human history, Nicholas Wade

Label
A troublesome inheritance : genes, race and human history
Title
A troublesome inheritance
Title remainder
genes, race and human history
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Wade
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Few ideas have been more harmful than one race or another being inherently superior to others. For this understandable reason, discussion of biological differences between races has been virtually banished from polite academic conversation. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory. Inconveniently, this view cannot be right. Nicholas Wade, the esteemed science journalist who has long reported on new genetic advances for The New York Times, cites the mounting evidence that human evolution has continued to the present day. Because populations stayed in place for thousands of years, substantially isolated, evolution has proceeded independently on each continent, giving rise to the various races of humankind. Here, Wade explores the possibility that recent human evolution has included changes in social behaviour and hence in the nature of human societies. Rejecting unequivocally the notion of racial superiority, he argues that the evolution of the human races holds information critical to the understanding of human societies and history, and that the public interest is best served by pursuing the scientific truth without fear
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wade, Nicholas
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Sociobiology
  • Race
  • Civilization, Western
Target audience
adult
Label
A troublesome inheritance : genes, race and human history, Nicholas Wade
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Evolution, race, and history -- Perversions of science -- Origins of human social nature -- The human experiment -- The genetics of race -- Societies and institutions -- The recasting of human nature -- Jewish adaptations -- The rise of the West -- Evolutionary perspectives on race
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781594206238
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594206238
  • 19192099
Label
A troublesome inheritance : genes, race and human history, Nicholas Wade
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Evolution, race, and history -- Perversions of science -- Origins of human social nature -- The human experiment -- The genetics of race -- Societies and institutions -- The recasting of human nature -- Jewish adaptations -- The rise of the West -- Evolutionary perspectives on race
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781594206238
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594206238
  • 19192099

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