Bibliographic Details

Evolutionary history : uniting history and biology to understand life on Earth / Edmund Russell.

Author / Creator Russell, Edmund, 1957-
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 216 pages) : illustrations.
Language English
Series Studies in environment and history
Studies in environment and history.
Subject Evolution (Biology)
Evolution -- History.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Evolution.
Evolution.
Evolution (Biology)
Evolutionstheorie
Biologie
Geschichtswissenschaft
evolution.
biology.
history.
Evolution (Biology)
Evolution -- History.
Evolution.
Evolution (biologi) -- historia.
Biological Evolution.
Anthropology, Physical.
Sociobiology.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
History.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11827003
ISBN 9780511992926
0511992920
9780511990922
0511990928
9780511989131
051198913X
9780511974267
0511974264
9780521762113
0521762111
9780521745093
0521745098
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Restrictions unspecified
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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Summary "This book introduces a new field that unites history and biology to create a fuller understanding of the past"--
"We tend to see history and evolution springing from separate roots, one grounded in the human world and the other in the natural world. Human beings have, however, become probably the most powerful species shaping evolution today, and human-caused evolution in other species has probably been the most important force shaping human history. This book introduces readers to evolutionary history, a new field that unites history and biology to create a fuller understanding of the past than either can produce on its own. Evolutionary history can stimulate surprising new hypotheses for any field of history and evolutionary biology. How many art historians would have guessed that sculpture encouraged the evolution of tuskless elephants? How many biologists would have predicted that human poverty would accelerate animal evolution? How many military historians would have suspected that plant evolution would convert a counter-insurgency strategy into a rebel subsidy? With examples from around the globe, this book will help readers see the broadest patterns of history and the details of their own life in a new light"--
Other form Print version: Russell, Edmund, 1957- Evolutionary history. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521762113