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Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Evolution

Wat Moet Ons Met Ons Kerk Doen? (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jurie van den Heever Wat Moet Ons Met Ons Kerk Doen? (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jurie van den Heever 1
R50 R43 Discovery Miles 430 Save R7 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Wat Moet Ons Met Ons Kerk Doen? is 'n poging om te probeer verstaan waar ons as Afrikaners teologies vandaan kom, watter kragte en magte ons en ons Kerk gevorm het en hoe ons Kerk tans daar uitsien.

Die N.G.Kerk was 'n belangrike en rigtinggewende rolspele in die opheffing van die Afrikaner na die Britse vergrype tydens en na die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog. Tans word die N.G.Kerk ervaar as 'n instansie wat ongevoelig teenoor die geestelike behoeftes van haar lidmate staan.

Hierdie is 'n moet-lees boek vir:

  • Lidmate wat ons Kerk graag wil help om 'n gesonde, geestelike tuiste vir Suid-Afrikaners van die 21ste eeu te bied.
  • Die klakkelose napraters van die dogma wat dink ons Kerk is steeds op die regte pad.
  • Die plastiekpredikante van die radio en televisie wat met eentonige reŽlmaat soetsappige, sogenaamd godsdienstige, pleisters plak.
  • Diegene wat reeds ons Kerk tot die ashoop van die geloof verdoem het.
The Social Instinct - How Cooperation Shaped The World (Paperback): Nichola Raihani The Social Instinct - How Cooperation Shaped The World (Paperback)
Nichola Raihani
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) In Stock

Exploring evolution, animal behaviour and human psychology, The Social Instinct reveals how and why cooperation has shaped and defined humankind - and what happens when it goes wrong. The first book by a brilliant evolutionary biologist, drawing on decades of research in the field.

The science of cooperation tells us not only how we got here, but also where we might end up. Cooperation explains how strands of DNA gave rise to modernday nation states. It defines our extraordinary ecological success as well as many of the most surprising features of what make us human: not only why we live in families, why we have grandmothers and why women experience the menopause, but also why we become paranoid and jealous, and why we cheat.

Nichola Raihani also introduces us to other species who, like us, live and work together. From the pied babblers of the Kalahari to the cleaner fish of the Great Barrier Reef, they happen to be some of the most fascinating and extraordinarily successful species on this planet. What do we have in common with these other species, and what is it that sets us apart?

Written at a time of global pandemic, when the challenges and importance of cooperation have never been greater, The Social Instinct is an exhilarating, farreaching and thought-provoking journey through all life on Earth, with profound insights into what makes us human and how our societies work.

Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2 - The Pillars of Civilization (Hardcover): Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2 - The Pillars of Civilization (Hardcover)
Yuval Noah Harari; Illustrated by David Casanave; Edited by David Van Der Meulen
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 In Stock

Discover the second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's multi-million copy bestselling phenomenon. When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder. But why didn't they get a better life in return? In The Pillars of Civilization, Yuval Noah Harari and his companions including Prof. Saraswati and Dr. Fiction travel the length and breadth of human history to investigate how the Agricultural Revolution changed society forever. Discover how wheat took over the world, how war, famine, disease and inequality became a part of the human condition, and why we might only have ourselves to blame. The origins of modern farming are told through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, and the history of inequality is revealed in a superhero detective story. A radical, witty and colourful retelling of the story of humankind, adapted from Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Volume 2 can be read as a standalone or as a follow-up to Volume 1, The Birth of Humankind. Praise for Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: 'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species.' Bill Gates 'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack Obama 'Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last... It may be the best book I've ever read' Chris Evans 'Contains a remarkable piece of information on almost every page and reminds us that we should be grateful to be human.' Matt Haig 'Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' Sunday Times 'Provocative and fascinating and opinionated...it makes the familiar seem unfamiliar. It altered how I view our species and our world.' Guardian

Fold-Out Timeline of Planet Earth (Hardcover): Rachel Firth Fold-Out Timeline of Planet Earth (Hardcover)
Rachel Firth; Illustrated by Daniel Long
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the Big Bang to the present day, discover the wonders of our ever-changing planet as you fold out this brightly illustrated book. Then turn it over to find out how, through billions of years of volcanic eruptions, ice ages and mass extinctions, life on Earth has emerged.

Otherlands - A World in the Making - A Sunday Times bestseller (Hardcover): Thomas Halliday Otherlands - A World in the Making - A Sunday Times bestseller (Hardcover)
Thomas Halliday
R494 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R79 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'The best book on the history of life on Earth I have ever read' Tom Holland 'Epically cinematic... A book of almost unimaginable riches' Sunday Times This is the past as we've never seen it before. Otherlands is an epic, exhilarating journey into deep time, showing us the Earth as it used to exist, and the worlds that were here before ours. Travelling back in time to the dawn of complex life, and across all seven continents, award-winning young palaeobiologist Thomas Halliday gives us a mesmerizing up close encounter with eras that are normally unimaginably distant. Halliday immerses us in a series of ancient landscapes, from the mammoth steppe in Ice Age Alaska to the lush rainforests of Eocene Antarctica, with its colonies of giant penguins, to Ediacaran Australia, where the moon is far brighter than ours today. We visit the birthplace of humanity; we hear the crashing of the highest waterfall the Earth has ever known; and we watch as life emerges again after the asteroid hits, and the age of the mammal dawns. These lost worlds seem fantastical and yet every description - whether the colour of a beetle's shell, the rhythm of pterosaurs in flight or the lingering smell of sulphur in the air - is grounded in the fossil record. Otherlands is a staggering imaginative feat: an emotional narrative that underscores the tenacity of life - yet also the fragility of seemingly permanent ecosystems, including our own. To read it is to see the last 500 million years not as an endless expanse of unfathomable time, but as a series of worlds, simultaneously fabulous and familiar.

Darwin's Secret Sex Problem - Exposing Evolution's Fatal Flaw--The Origin of Sex (Paperback): F. Lagard Smith Darwin's Secret Sex Problem - Exposing Evolution's Fatal Flaw--The Origin of Sex (Paperback)
F. Lagard Smith
R561 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R83 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Code Breaker - Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race (Paperback): Walter Isaacson The Code Breaker - Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race (Paperback)
Walter Isaacson
R528 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R64 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Discovering The Animal Kingdom - A guide to the amazing world of animals (Hardcover): Marianne Taylor Discovering The Animal Kingdom - A guide to the amazing world of animals (Hardcover)
Marianne Taylor
R376 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R59 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

An illustrated guide to the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Bitch - On the Female of the Species (Hardcover): Lucy Cooke Bitch - On the Female of the Species (Hardcover)
Lucy Cooke
R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Save the People! - Halting Human Extinction (Hardcover): Stacy McAnulty Save the People! - Halting Human Extinction (Hardcover)
Stacy McAnulty; Illustrated by Nicole Miles
R371 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hidden Games - The Surprising Power of Game Theory to Explain Irrational Human Behaviour (Hardcover): Moshe Hoffman, Erez Yoeli Hidden Games - The Surprising Power of Game Theory to Explain Irrational Human Behaviour (Hardcover)
Moshe Hoffman, Erez Yoeli
R604 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R101 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

'Packed with fresh and clear insights that will change the way you think about the world' Uri Gneezy 'One of those books that you pick up and then can't put down' Steve Stewart-Williams 'This is a book I will come back to again and again' Nichola Raihani How game theory - the ultimate theory of rationality - explains irrational behaviour. In Hidden Games, MIT economists Moshe Hoffman and Erez Yoeli find a surprising middle ground between the hyperrationality of classical economics and the hyper-irrationality of behavioural economics. They call it hidden games. Reviving game theory, Hoffman and Yoeli use it to explain our most puzzling behaviour, from the mechanics of Stockholm syndrome and internalised misogyny to why we help strangers and have a sense of fairness. Fun and powerfully insightful, Hidden Games is an eye-opening argument for using game theory to explain all the irrational things we think, feel, and do and will change how you think forever.

The Human Organism - Explorations in Biological Anthropology (Paperback): Elizabeth Weiss The Human Organism - Explorations in Biological Anthropology (Paperback)
Elizabeth Weiss
R2,470 Discovery Miles 24 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The hybrid textbook/anthology The Human Organism covers essential topics in evolution including evolutionary theory, basic genetics, primates, paleontology, and human variation. The book uses a variety of materials ranging from Darwin's original works to peer-reviewed articles and pop science writing to make the information interesting, timely, and relevant. The text serves two important purposes. First, it teaches students that evolution is pertinent to daily life, and that understanding evolutionary concepts can help them make informed health decisions, improve their relationships, and increase their understanding of others. Second, the book stimulates critical thinking by teaching students the important differences between primary and secondary source material. It encourages them to analyze authors' data, research, and conclusions. All materials were chosen to emphasize the important connections between evolution and contemporary human existence. Accessible to students with little or no previous exposure to the subject matter, The Human Organism is well suited to general education biological anthropology courses.

Why DNA? - From DNA Sequence to Biological Complexity (Paperback): Andrew Travers Why DNA? - From DNA Sequence to Biological Complexity (Paperback)
Andrew Travers
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Information is central to the evolution of biological complexity, a physical system relying on a continuous supply of energy. Biology provides superb examples of the consequent Darwinian selection of mechanisms for efficient energy utilisation. Genetic information, underpinned by the Watson-Crick base-pairing rules is largely encoded by DNA, a molecule uniquely adapted to its roles in information storage and utilisation.This volume addresses two fundamental questions. Firstly, what properties of the molecule have enabled it to become the predominant genetic material in the biological world today and secondly, to what extent have the informational properties of the molecule contributed to the expansion of biological diversity and the stability of ecosystems. The author argues that bringing these two seemingly unrelated topics together enables Schroedinger's What is Life?, published before the structure of DNA was known, to be revisited and his ideas examined in the context of our current biological understanding.

Life on Earth (Paperback): David Attenborough Life on Earth (Paperback)
David Attenborough 2
R272 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R52 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A new, fully updated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth. David Attenborough's unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the natural world setting a new benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers. Told through an examination of animal and plant life, this is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough's perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book's first publication, David Attenborough revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe. This paperback edition also includes more than 60 full colour photographs, chosen by the author to help illustrate the book in a much greater way than was possible forty years ago. This updated edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic, destined to enthral the generation who saw it when first published and bring it alive for a whole new generation.

A Series of Fortunate Events - Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You (Hardcover): Sean B. Carroll A Series of Fortunate Events - Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You (Hardcover)
Sean B. Carroll
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Fascinating and exhilarating-Sean B. Carroll at his very best."-Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants From acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. Like every other species, we humans are here by accident. But it is shocking just how many things-any of which might never have occurred-had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. And chance continues to reign every day over the razor-thin line between our life and death. This is a relatively small book about a really big idea. It is also a spirited tale. Drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers, and crafted by one of today's most accomplished science storytellers, A Series of Fortunate Events is an irresistibly entertaining and thought-provoking account of one of the most important but least appreciated facts of life.

A Dog's World - Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans (Hardcover): Jessica Pierce, Marc Bekoff A Dog's World - Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans (Hardcover)
Jessica Pierce, Marc Bekoff
R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From two of the world's leading authorities on dogs, an imaginative journey into a future of dogs without people What would happen to dogs if humans simply disappeared? Would dogs be able to survive on their own without us? A Dog's World imagines a posthuman future for dogs, revealing how dogs would survive-and possibly even thrive-and explaining how this new and revolutionary perspective can guide how we interact with dogs now. Drawing on biology, ecology, and the latest findings on the lives and behavior of dogs and their wild relatives, Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff-two of today's most innovative thinkers about dogs-explore who dogs might become without direct human intervention into breeding, arranged playdates at the dog park, regular feedings, and veterinary care. Pierce and Bekoff show how dogs are quick learners who are highly adaptable and opportunistic, and they offer compelling evidence that dogs already do survive on their own-and could do so in a world without us. Challenging the notion that dogs would be helpless without their human counterparts, A Dog's World enables us to understand these independent and remarkably intelligent animals on their own terms.

A Human History of Emotion - How the Way We Feel Built the World We Know (Hardcover): Richard Firth-Godbehere A Human History of Emotion - How the Way We Feel Built the World We Know (Hardcover)
Richard Firth-Godbehere
R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How have our emotions shaped the course of human history? And how have our experience and understanding of emotions evolved with us? We humans like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, who, as a species, have relied on calculation and intellect to survive. But many of the most important moments in our history had little to do with cold, hard facts and a lot to do with feelings. Events ranging from the origins of philosophy to the birth of the world's major religions, the fall of Rome, the Scientific Revolution, and some of the bloodiest wars that humanity has ever experienced can't be properly understood without understanding emotions. In A Human History of Emotion, Richard Firth-Godbehere takes readers on a fascinating and wide-ranging tour of the central and often under-appreciated role emotions have played in human societies around the world and throughout history - from Ancient Greece to Gambia, Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Britain, and beyond. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, art and religious history, A Human History of Emotion vividly illustrates how our understanding and experience of emotions has changed over time, and how our beliefs about feelings - and our feelings themselves - profoundly shaped us and the world we inhabit.

The Annotated Old Fourlegs - The Updated Story of the Coelacanth (Paperback): Mike Bruton The Annotated Old Fourlegs - The Updated Story of the Coelacanth (Paperback)
Mike Bruton
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

When the famous South African fish scientist Professor JLB Smith published Old Fourlegs - The Story of the Coelacanth in 1956 he created an international sensation. After all, this 400-million-year-old fish, known only from fossil remains, was thought to have become extinct around 66 million years ago! JLB Smith’s dramatic account of the discovery of the first and second coelacanths in 1938 and 1952 turned him into a cult figure and put South African science on the world map. His book was eventually published in six English editions and translated into nine foreign languages.

Mike Bruton’s The Annotated Old Fourlegs includes a facsimile reprint of the original book, to which he has added notes and images in the margins that provide an interesting and revealing commentary on Smith’s text, as well as new introductory and explanatory chapters that bring the coelacanth story up to date.

A Most Remarkable Creature - The Hidden Life of the World's Smartest Bird of Prey (Paperback): Jonathan Meiburg A Most Remarkable Creature - The Hidden Life of the World's Smartest Bird of Prey (Paperback)
Jonathan Meiburg
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An enthralling voyage of discovery to meet a rare and mysterious bird of prey that puzzled Darwin, fascinates modern-day falconers, and carries secrets of our planet's deep past in its family history. In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by a 'mischievous' animal he met in the Falklands: rare, crow-like falcons known today as striated caracaras. These clever, fearless birds of prey stole hats and valuables from the crew of the Beagle, and they seemed unusually interested in humans. Darwin couldn't understand why they were confined to a set of remote islands; but he set this mystery aside, and never returned to it. Almost two centuries later, Jonathan Meiburg takes up the chase. He travels through South America in search of striated caracaras and their close relatives, from the fog-bound coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the tropical forests of the Guiana Shield, and reveals the wild and surprising story of their origins, their keen and flexible minds, and their possible futures. 'Fascinating' Margaret Atwood, West End Phoenix 'Hugely entertaining and enlightening' Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds

Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2 - The Pillars of Civilization (Paperback): Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2 - The Pillars of Civilization (Paperback)
Yuval Noah Harari
R475 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R72 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Rise and Reign of the Mammals - A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us (Hardcover): Steve Brusatte The Rise and Reign of the Mammals - A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us (Hardcover)
Steve Brusatte
R499 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R79 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

The passing of the age of the dinosaurs allowed mammals to become ascendant. But mammals have a much deeper history. They - or, more precisely, we - originated around the same time as the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago; mammal roots lie even further back, some 325 million years. Over these immense stretches of geological time, mammals developed their trademark features: hair, keen senses of smell and hearing, big brains and sharp intelligence, fast growth and warm-blooded metabolism, a distinctive line-up of teeth (canines, incisors, premolars, molars), mammary glands that mothers use to nourish their babies with milk, qualities that have underlain their success story. Out of this long and rich evolutionary history came the mammals of today, including our own species and our closest cousins. But today's 6,000 mammal species - the egg-laying monotremes including the platypus, marsupials such as kangaroos and koalas that raise their tiny babies in pouches, and placentals like us, who give birth to well-developed young - are simply the few survivors of a once verdant family tree, which has been pruned both by time and mass extinctions. In The Rise and Reign of the Mammals, palaeontologist Steve Brusatte weaves together the history and evolution of our mammal forebears with stories of the scientists whose fieldwork and discoveries underlie our knowledge, both of iconic mammals like the mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers of which we have all heard, and of fascinating species that few of us are aware of. For what we see today is but a very limited range of the mammals that have existed; in this fascinating and ground-breaking book, Steve Brusatte tells their - and our - story.

A Philosopher Looks at Human Beings (Paperback): Michael Ruse A Philosopher Looks at Human Beings (Paperback)
Michael Ruse
R295 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R43 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why do we think ourselves superior to all other animals? Are we right to think so? In this book, Michael Ruse explores these questions in religion, science and philosophy. Some people think that the world is an organism - and that humans, as its highest part, have a natural value (this view appeals particularly to people of religion). Others think that the world is a machine - and that we therefore have responsibility for making our own value judgements (including judgements about ourselves). Ruse provides a compelling analysis of these two rival views and the age-old conflict between them. In a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion, he draws on Darwinism and existentialism to argue that only the view that the world is a machine does justice to our humanity. This new series offers short and personal perspectives by expert thinkers on topics that we all encounter in our everyday lives.

Journey of the Mind - How Thinking Emerged from Chaos (Hardcover): Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam Journey of the Mind - How Thinking Emerged from Chaos (Hardcover)
Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Why do minds exist? How did mud and stone develop into beings that can experience longing, regret, love, and compassion-beings that are aware of their own experience? Until recently, science offered few answers to these existential questions. Journey of the Mind is the first book to offer a unified account of the mind that explains how consciousness, language, the Self, and civilization emerged incrementally out of chaos. The journey begins three billion years ago with the emergence of the simplest possible mind, a nanoscopic archeon, then ascends through amoebas, worms, frogs, birds, monkeys, and AI, examining successively smarter ways of thinking. The authors explain the mathematical principles generating conscious experience and show how these principles led cities and democratic nations to develop new forms of consciousness-the self-aware "superminds." Journey of the Mind concludes by contemplating a higher stage of consciousness already emerging-and the ultimate fate of all minds in the universe.

A Series of Fortunate Events - Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You (Paperback): Sean B. Carroll A Series of Fortunate Events - Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You (Paperback)
Sean B. Carroll
R343 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Fascinating and exhilarating-Sean B. Carroll at his very best."-Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants From acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. Like every other species, we humans are here by accident. But it is shocking just how many things-any of which might never have occurred-had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. And chance continues to reign every day over the razor-thin line between our life and death. This is a relatively small book about a really big idea. It is also a spirited tale. Drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers, and crafted by one of today's most accomplished science storytellers, A Series of Fortunate Events is an irresistibly entertaining and thought-provoking account of one of the most important but least appreciated facts of life.

Becoming Wild - How Animals Learn to be Animals (Paperback): Carl Safina Becoming Wild - How Animals Learn to be Animals (Paperback)
Carl Safina
R275 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 Deep reporting from nature A bestselling author brings readers close to three non-human cultures: what they do, why they do it, and how life is for them. How do animals raise families, communicate and solve conflicts? It's easy to think culture is strictly a human phenomenon. But not so. This beautifully written book reveals cultures of other-than-human beings in some of Earth's remaining wild places. It shows how if you're a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, or a chimpanzee, you have traditions. By showing how others teach and learn, Safina offers a fresh understanding of what is constantly going on beyond humanity, and how we're all connected.

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