Quest The Essence of Humanity
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Description: An intriguing work of history, philosophy, and popular science that explores the human desire to quest. Scientists continually look for the genetic factors that make humans so very different in appearance and behaviour from most animals - the genes that are uniquely human. Respected biochemist and author Charles Pasternak argues that such genes do not exist. Instead, he suggests that it is our desire to quest - for food and shelter, for knowledge, for wealth, for adventure - coupled with our unique physical abilities to do so that have controlled our evolution and have led humans to develop away from closely related animals. In this intriguing work of history, philosophy, and popular science, Pasternak uses his extensive biological knowledge to discuss man's nature and achievements, his genetic makeup, and his evolution.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/23/2004
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.50" tall
|Evolution: The Genetic Basis Of Quest|
|Unity and diversity in living organisms|
|Plants and microbes: the origin of vision|
|Animals and man: development of human attributes|
|Domination: The Consequences Of Human Quest|
|Out of Africa: exploration and expansion|
|The ladder: adversity and achievement|
|Civilisation 1: towns and temples|
|Civilisation 2: communication and culture|
|Technology: war and welfare|
|Religion: belief and dogma|
|Science: explanation and experimentation|
|Controversy: Current Quest|
|Tinkering with genes 1: GM foods|
|Tinkering with genes 2: GM people|
|Speculation: A Glimpse Into The Future|
|Extinction or survival of Homo quaerens?|