Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

Valutazione media 4,05
( su 1.115 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780674002357: Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities"

Harvard University Press is proud to announce the re-release of the complete original version of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis--now available in paperback for the first time. When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society the most important book on animal behavior of all time, Sociobiology is probably more widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behavior, indeed human nature, has a biological foundation. The controversy surrounding the publication of the book reverberates to the present day.

In the introduction to this Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, Edward O. Wilson shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience has strengthened the case for a biological understanding of human nature. Human sociobiology, now often called evolutionary psychology, has in the last quarter of a century emerged as its own field of study, drawing on theory and data from both biology and the social sciences.

For its still fresh and beautifully illustrated descriptions of animal societies, and its importance as a crucial step forward in the understanding of human beings, this anniversary edition of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis will be welcomed by a new generation of students and scholars in all branches of learning.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Review:

E.O. Wilson defines sociobiology as "the systematic study of the biological basis of all social behavior," the central theoretical problem of which is the question of how behaviors that seemingly contradict the principles of natural selection, such as altruism, can develop. Sociobiology: A New Synthesis, Wilson's first attempt to outline the new field of study, was first published in 1975 and called for a fairly revolutionary update to the so-called Modern Synthesis of evolutionary biology. Sociobiology as a new field of study demanded the active inclusion of sociology, the social sciences, and the humanities in evolutionary theory. Often criticized for its apparent message of "biological destiny," Sociobiology set the stage for such controversial works as Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene and Wilson's own Consilience.

Sociobiology defines such concepts as society, individual, population, communication, and regulation. It attempts to explain, biologically, why groups of animals behave the way they do when finding food or shelter, confronting enemies, or getting along with one another. Wilson seeks to explain how group selection, altruism, hierarchies, and sexual selection work in populations of animals, and to identify evolutionary trends and sociobiological characteristics of all animal groups, up to and including man. The insect sections of the books are particularly interesting, given Wilson's status as the world's most famous entomologist.

It is fair to say that as an ecological strategy eusociality has been overwhelmingly successful. It is useful to think of an insect colony as a diffuse organism, weighing anywhere from less than a gram to as much as a kilogram and possessing from about a hundred to a million or more tiny mouths.

It's when Wilson starts talking about human beings that the furor starts. Feminists have been among the strongest critics of the work, arguing that humans are not slaves to a biological destiny, forever locked in "primitive" behavior patterns without the ability to reason past our biochemical nature. Like The Origin of Species, Sociobiology has forced many biologists and social scientists to reassess their most cherished notions of how life works. --Therese Littleton

From the Back Cover:

Harvard University Press is proud to announce the re-release of the complete original version of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, now available in paperback for the first time. When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society the most important book on animal behavior of all time, Sociobiology is probably more widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behavior, indeed human nature, has a biological foundation. The controversy surrounding the publication of the book reverberates to the present day.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Wilson, Edward O.
Editore: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Media Neat
(Glenview, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Gift conditionWe Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Codice libro della libreria 343099654t

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 35,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Edward O. Wilson
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0674002350

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 38,60
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,01
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Wilson, Edward O.
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2000. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria TH-9780674002357

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 38,36
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Wilson, Edward O.
Editore: Harvard Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard Univ Press. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 2366194

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 49,51
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Edward Wilson
Editore: Harvard University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Quantità: 12
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 2000. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria WH-9780674002357

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 41,67
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,07
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Wilson, Edward O.
Editore: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press. Condizione libro: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Codice libro della libreria 0674002350

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 53,16
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Edward O. Wilson
Editore: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Anniversary edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. This book is widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behaviour, indeed human nature, has a biological foundation. The controversy surrounding the publication of the book reverberates to the present day. In the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition, the author shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience has strengthened the case for a biological understanding of human nature. Human socio-biology, now often called evolutionary psychology, has in the last quarter of a century emerged as its own field of study, drawing on theory and data from both biology and the social sciences. From its illustrated descriptions of animal societies, and as a crucial step forward in the understanding of human beings, this volume should be of interest to a new generation of students and scholars in all branches of learning. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780674002357

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 54,24
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Edward O. Wilson
Editore: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Anniversary edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. This book is widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behaviour, indeed human nature, has a biological foundation. The controversy surrounding the publication of the book reverberates to the present day. In the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition, the author shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience has strengthened the case for a biological understanding of human nature. Human socio-biology, now often called evolutionary psychology, has in the last quarter of a century emerged as its own field of study, drawing on theory and data from both biology and the social sciences. From its illustrated descriptions of animal societies, and as a crucial step forward in the understanding of human beings, this volume should be of interest to a new generation of students and scholars in all branches of learning. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780674002357

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 54,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Wilson, Edward O.
Editore: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, Belknap Press
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 1
Da
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro An Imprint of Harvard University Press, Belknap Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0674002350 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0333152

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 53,09
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,29
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Edward O. Wilson
Editore: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0674002350 ISBN 13: 9780674002357
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0674002350

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 57,85
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro