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Genesis

(2019)
The Deep Origin of Societies
A non fiction book by

 
 
Forming a twenty-first-century statement on Darwinian evolution, one shorn of "religious and political dogma," Edward O. Wilson offers a bold work of scientific thought and synthesis.

Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species. Of these, Wilson demonstrates that at least seventeen - among them the African naked mole rat and the sponge- dwelling shrimp - have been found to have advanced societies based on altruism and cooperation.

Whether writing about midges who "dance about like acrobats" or schools of anchovies who protectively huddle "to appear like a gigantic fish," or proposing that human society owes a debt of gratitude to "postmenopausal grandmothers" and "childless homosexuals," Genesis is a pithy yet path-breaking work of evolutionary theory, braiding twenty-first-century scientific theory with the lyrical biological and humanistic observations for which Wilson is known.



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April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies
Author(s): Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 0-241-38859-7 / 978-0-241-38859-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
Author(s): Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 1-63149-554-2 / 978-1-63149-554-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
Author(s): Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 1-63149-667-0 / 978-1-63149-667-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
Author(s): Edward O Wilson
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
Author(s): Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies
Author(s): Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Allen Lane
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
Author(s): Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA