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Le foto incredibili di animali di Tim Flach

Le foto incredibili di animali di Tim Flach | Recensioni | Scoop.it
Sentient beings like you've never seen them before.

"Erasing the awe-inspiring variety of sentient life impoverishes all our lives," hist
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China Miéville: Railsea 

China Miéville: Railsea  | Recensioni | Scoop.it
This fantastical, self-aware take on Moby-Dick not only smashes the fourth wall, it breaks down the pieces for typography. ...
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An interview with China Miéville

An interview with China Miéville | Recensioni | Scoop.it
Photo: Ceridwen (cc) China Miéville is one of the most important writers working in Britain today.
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REVIEW: Afterlives of the Saints by Colin Dickey | Bookshelf Bombshells

REVIEW: Afterlives of the Saints by Colin Dickey | Bookshelf Bombshells | Recensioni | Scoop.it
Saint Simeon never spread the gospel in a foreign, dangerous land, and he didn’t spend his life devoted to charity and improving the life of his fellow humans. He was not martyred for his faith.
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“Afterlives of the Saints”

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A new book looks at “Saints who murder...saints who minister to the petty and the bizarre and the maligned.”...
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Edward O. Wilson “The Social Conquest of Earth”| FORA

"Edward O. Wilson has revolutionized science and inspired the public more often than any other living biologist. Now he is blending his pioneer work on ants with a new perspective on human development to propose a radical reframing of how evolution works.First the social insects ruled, from 60 million years ago. Then a species of social mammals took over, from 10 thousand years ago. Both sets of “eusocial” animals mastered the supremely delicate art of encouraging altruism, so that individuals in the groups would act as if they value the goal of the group over their own goals. They would specialize for the group and die for the group. In recent decades the idea of “kin selection” seemed to explain how such an astonishing phenomenon could evolve.

 

Wilson replaces kin selection with “multi-level selection,” which incorporates both individual selection (long well understood) and group selection (long considered taboo). Every human and every human society has to learn how to manage adroitly the perpetual ambiguity and conflict between individual needs and group needs. What I need is never the same as what we need.E. O. Wilson’s current book is The Social Conquest of Earth. His previous works include The Superorganism; The Future of Life; Consilience; Biophilia; Sociobiology; and The Insect Societies."


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What Does E.O. Wilson Mean By a "Social Conquest of the Earth"

What Does E.O. Wilson Mean By a "Social Conquest of the Earth" | Recensioni | Scoop.it

In his new book, The Social Conquest of Earth, E.O. Wilson explains his theory of everything—how hominids evolved, why war is common, how social insects became social, and why ants and bees and humans are so successful. Science writer Carl Zimmer spoke with Wilson.


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Book review: ‘The Social Conquest of Earth,’ by Edward O. Wilson

Book review: ‘The Social Conquest of Earth,’ by Edward O. Wilson | Recensioni | Scoop.it
In “The Social Conquest of Earth,” Edward O. Wilson seeks to answer the big questions of humanity.
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China Mieville's 'Railsea': 'Moby-Dick' Remixed : NPR

China Mieville's 'Railsea': 'Moby-Dick' Remixed : NPR | Recensioni | Scoop.it
The new novel reimagines Moby-Dick in a future where the oceans have become barren wastelands teeming with fantastical carnivores, and crisscrossed by a network of railroads.
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∂| FantasyMagazine | Railsea: un viaggio attraverso le "terre desolate"di China Miéville

∂| FantasyMagazine | Railsea: un viaggio attraverso le "terre desolate"di China Miéville | Recensioni | Scoop.it
Notizie, Dall'estero: Moby Dick in versione weird nel nuovo romanzo young adult del poliedrico autore britannico.
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Railsea

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Do you recall the famous tagline from the very first Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve? "You'll believe a man can fly!
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Inside the mind of a Bibliophile: Afterlives of the Saints by Colin Dickey

Inside the mind of a Bibliophile: Afterlives of the Saints by Colin Dickey | Recensioni | Scoop.it
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Author Exposure: Book Review: "Afterlives of the Saints" by Colin Dickey

Author Exposure: Book Review: "Afterlives of the Saints" by Colin Dickey | Recensioni | Scoop.it
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The Price of Inequality | W. W. Norton & Company

The Price of Inequality | W. W. Norton & Company | Recensioni | Scoop.it

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.

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Complexity and Society :: Book Abstract - The Social Conquest of Earth

E. O. Wilson's book about how group selection processes might explain both the success of social insects and of human being on earth.
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A Smithsonian Q & A with EO Wilson: complete with outtakes

A Smithsonian Q & A with EO Wilson: complete with outtakes | Recensioni | Scoop.it
Discover Magazine (blog)A Smithsonian Q & A with EO Wilson: complete with outtakesDiscover Magazine (blog)Smithsonian recently asked me to interview Harvard biologist EO Wilson about his new book, The Social Conquest of Earth.
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Edward O. Wilson’s New Book, ‘Social Conquest of Earth’

Edward O. Wilson’s New Book, ‘Social Conquest of Earth’ | Recensioni | Scoop.it
The biologist Edward O. Wilson has a new book, “The Social Conquest of Earth,” and it is already prompting sharp criticism from fellow scientists.
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