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By Felipe Fernández-Armesto

we're a peculiar species. Like different species, we've got a tradition. yet by means of comparability with different species, we're unusually risky: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering pace. they range, significantly and quickly, every now and then and position to put. and how we are living — our manners, morals, conduct, stories, relationships, expertise, values — looks altering at an ever accelerating velocity. the results should be dislocating, baffling,
sometimes terrifying. Why is this?

In A Foot within the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto sifts in the course of the facts and provides a few radical solutions to those very sizeable questions about the human species and its historical past — and speculates on what those solutions may suggest for our destiny. Combining insights from an immense variety of disciplines, together with historical past, biology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, ethology, zoology, primatology, psychology, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, and
even enterprise experiences, he argues that tradition is exempt from evolution. eventually, no environmental stipulations, no genetic legacy, no predictable styles, no clinical legislation make certain our behaviour. we will hence make and remake our global within the freedom of unconstrained imaginations.

A progressive ebook which demanding situations scientistic assumptions approximately tradition and the way and why cultural switch occurs, A Foot within the River involves conclusions which readers may perhaps locate via turns either daunting and likewise very likely highly liberating.

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