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The Biology of Civilisation: Understanding Human Culture as a Force in Nature

By: Stephen Boyden (Author)

189 pages, illustrations

NewSouth Publishing / University of New South Wales Press

Paperback | Apr 2004 | #149221 | ISBN: 0868407666
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Looks at the complex inter-relationships between human culture and nature. Covering the period from the beginning of agriculture right up to the present day, it focuses on issues relating to human health and well-being and the state of our natural environment. From his vast survey, author Stephen Boyden draws some key conclusions critical to the future of humanity.

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Stephen Boyden has long been regarded as one of Australia's leading biological scientists, and is acknowledged internationally as a pioneer of the study of 'biohistory' – which is said to seek to understand the human condition by considering the relationship between human culture and biological processes, particularly with regard to the health of humans and ecosystems.

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