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Self-Made Man and His Undoing

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By: Jonathan Kingdon

264 pages, Illus

Simon & Schuster

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #31821 | ISBN: 0671712608
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #31837 | ISBN: 0671711407
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About this book

From the author of many seminal works, including Mammals of East Africa this work argues that man is a species shaped primarily by technology, and that we are thus a species that has chiefly created and recreated itself through adaptation and selection. Kingdon also believes that this precarious relationship may also destroy us, as evidenced today by over-population, the depletion of resources, and deforestation. A fascinating and thorough book.
"The work of a man of enlarged curiosity. It is a deeply challenging and important book." - New Scientist.

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