The Resource Biohistory : decline and fall of the West, by Jim Penman

Biohistory : decline and fall of the West, by Jim Penman

Label
Biohistory : decline and fall of the West
Title
Biohistory
Title remainder
decline and fall of the West
Statement of responsibility
by Jim Penman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Biohistory is a revolutionary new theory that explores the biological and behavioural underpinnings of social change, including the rise and fall of civilisations. Informed by significant research into the physiological basis of behaviour conducted by author Dr Jim Penman and a team of scientists at RMIT University and the Florey Institute in Melbourne, Australia, Biohistory examines how a complex interplay between culture and biology has shaped civilisations from the Roman Empire to the modern West. Penman proposes that historical changes are driven by changes in the prevailing temperament of populations, based on physiological mechanisms that adapt animal behaviour to changing food conditions. It details the history of human society by mapping the effects of these epigenetic changes on cultures, and on historical tipping points including wars and revolutions. It shows how laboratory studies can be used to explain broad social and economic changes, including the fortunes of entire civilizations. The author's shocking conclusion is that the West is in terminal and inevitable decline, and that its only hope may lie with the biological sciences. Drawing on the disciplines of history, biology, anthropology and economics, Biohistory is the first theory of society that can be tested with some rigour in the laboratory. It explains how environment, cultural values and childrearing patterns determine whether societies prosper or collapse, and how social change can be both predicted--and potentially modified--through biochemistry"--
Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penman, Jim
Dewey number
304.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM628
LC item number
.P46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Western
  • Social evolution
  • Sociobiology
Label
Biohistory : decline and fall of the West, by Jim Penman
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=285&titleId=2183496
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Of science and temperament -- Food restriction -- The civilization factor -- Aggression -- Infancy and childhood -- The rise of the West -- The civilization cycle -- Lemming cycles -- War -- Recession and tyranny -- Why regimes fall and civilizations collapse -- Rome -- The stability factor -- China and India -- The triumph of the fundamentalists -- The decline of the West -- The future
Control code
ocn904425182
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781336096653
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
(illustrations, map)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7EF636F5-1515-4F39-8324-C8A6B858DECD
System control number
(OCoLC)904425182
Label
Biohistory : decline and fall of the West, by Jim Penman
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=285&titleId=2183496
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Of science and temperament -- Food restriction -- The civilization factor -- Aggression -- Infancy and childhood -- The rise of the West -- The civilization cycle -- Lemming cycles -- War -- Recession and tyranny -- Why regimes fall and civilizations collapse -- Rome -- The stability factor -- China and India -- The triumph of the fundamentalists -- The decline of the West -- The future
Control code
ocn904425182
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781336096653
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
(illustrations, map)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7EF636F5-1515-4F39-8324-C8A6B858DECD
System control number
(OCoLC)904425182

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