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Handbook of Evolution (3-Volume Set)

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Series: Handbook of Evolution

Edited By: Franz M Wuketits

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Aug 2008 | #152511 | ISBN-13: 9783527306220
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From the origins of our universe right up to the formation of social structures, the interdisciplinary authors from around the world discuss not merely the general knowledge behind evolution, but also the development of language, society, economies, morality and politics. The result is a three-volume overview of the history and methods used in the study of evolution, including controversial theories and discussions. A must for researchers in the natural sciences, sociology and philosophy.

From the contents
Volume I: The Evolution of Human Societies and Cultures

The human Adaption for Culture
Evolution of (Human) Cognition
Evolution of Language
Social Evolution
Evolution of Moralty
Evolution of Politics
Evolution of Economy
Evolution of Science and Technology

Volume II: The Evolution of Living Systems (including Hominids)

The Diversity of Life
Individual Development and Evolution
History and Methodology of Evolutionary Theory
The Human Impact
The Evolution Controversies in Biology
The Evolution of Hominids
Motors of Evolution
The Evolution of Plants
The Evolution of Animals
Cultural Evolution

Volume III: From the Origins of the Universe to the Origins of Life

General Introduction: Evolution, an Interdisciplinary Paradigm
How it all began: Theories and Models of the Origins of the Universe
The Origins and Evolution of Galaxies
The History of Our Solar System
The Origins of Earth
Chemical Evolution and the Earth's Early History
Historical Geology: The Major Transitions in the Earth's History
Origin of Life: Facts and Theories
Early Stages in Organic Evolution


Volume I: The Evolution of Human Societies and Cultures.The Human Adaption for Culture.Evolution of (Human) Cognition.Evolution of Language.Social Evolution.Evolution of Moralty.Evolution of Politics.Evolution of Economy.Evolution of Science and Technology.Volume II: The Evolution of Living Systems (including Hominids).The Diversity of Life.Individual Development and Evolution.History and Methodology of Evolutionary Theory.The Human Impact.The Evolution Controversies in Biology.The Evolution of Hominids.Motors of Evolution.The Evolution of Plants.The Evolution of Animals.Cultural Evolution.

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Born in 1955, Franz M. Wuketits studied zoology, paleontology, philosophy, and philosophy of science and obtained his PhD in 1978 from the University of Vienna, Austria, where he has been teaching philosophy of science since 1980, with a special emphasis on biology. He has also lectured at the University of Graz, Austria, and the Technical University of Vienna. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research and a member of the advisory board of several scientific institutions. He is the author of 29 books, editor or co editor of 12 volumes and has numerous articles to his name. In 1982, Professor Wuketits received the Austrian Award for Scientific Publishing

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