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The Resource Nature via nurture : genes, experience, and what makes us human, Matt Ridley

Nature via nurture : genes, experience, and what makes us human, Matt Ridley

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Nature via nurture : genes, experience, and what makes us human
Title
Nature via nurture
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genes, experience, and what makes us human
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Matt Ridley
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Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Following his highly praised and bestselling book Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters, Matt Ridley has written a brilliant and profound book about the roots of human behavior. Nature via Nurture explores the complex and endlessly intriguing question of what makes us who we are. In February 2001 it was announced that the human genome contains not 100,000 genes, as originally postulated, but only 30,000. This startling revision led some scientists to conclude that there are simply not enough human genes to account for all the different ways people behave: we must be made by nurture, not nature. Yet again biology was to be stretched on the Procrustean bed of the nature-nurture debate. Matt Ridley argues that the emerging truth is far more interesting than this myth. Nurture depends on genes, too, and genes need nurture. Genes not only predetermine the broad structure of the brain, they also absorb formative experiences, react to social cues, and even run memory. They are consequences as well as causes of the ill. Published fifty years after the discovery of the double helix of DNA, Nature via Nurture chronicles a revolution in our understanding of genes. Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between the partisans of nature and nurture to explain how this paradoxical creature, the human being, can be simultaneously free-willed and motivated by instinct and culture. Nature via Nurture is an enthralling, up-to-the-minute account of how genes build brains to absorb experience
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A historical analysis of the nature-versus-nurture debate documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.
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Award
National Academies Communication Award, 2004.
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162815
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Ridley, Matt
Dewey number
155.7
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Nature and nurture
  • Human genetics
  • Génétique du comportement
  • Génétique humaine
  • Hérédité et milieu
  • Human genetics
  • Nature and nurture
  • Erfelijkheid en omgeving
  • Gedragsgenetica
  • Genomica
  • Genética do comportamento
  • Naturaleza y nutrición
  • Genética humana
  • Genetics
Target audience
adult
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how nature turns on nurture
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Nature via nurture : genes, experience, and what makes us human, Matt Ridley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-306)
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Contents
Prologue: Twelve hairy men -- The paragon of animals -- A plethora of instincts -- A convenient jingle -- The madness of causes -- Genes in the fourth dimension -- Formative years -- Learning lessons -- Conundrums of culture -- The seven meanings of "gene" -- A budget of paradoxical morals -- Epilogue: Homo stramineus : the straw man
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ocm51553398
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
326 p.;
Isbn
9780060006785
Lccn
2003040687
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)51553398
Label
Nature via nurture : genes, experience, and what makes us human, Matt Ridley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Twelve hairy men -- The paragon of animals -- A plethora of instincts -- A convenient jingle -- The madness of causes -- Genes in the fourth dimension -- Formative years -- Learning lessons -- Conundrums of culture -- The seven meanings of "gene" -- A budget of paradoxical morals -- Epilogue: Homo stramineus : the straw man
Control code
ocm51553398
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
326 p.;
Isbn
9780060006785
Lccn
2003040687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51553398

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