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The kingdom of speech, Tom Wolfe

Label
The kingdom of speech
Title
The kingdom of speech
Statement of responsibility
Tom Wolfe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech
Summary
Taking readers on a rollicking ride through history, a master storyteller and reporter, whose legend began in journalism, presents a paradigm-shifting argument that speech, not evolution, is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526839
Cataloging source
FO7
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfe, Tom
Dewey number
  • 301
  • 417/.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and culture
  • Language and languages
  • Human evolution
  • Oral communication
  • Social history
  • Historical linguistics
  • Large type books
  • Historical linguistics
  • Human evolution
  • Language and culture
  • Language and languages
  • Large type books
  • Oral communication
  • Social history
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology
Target audience
adult
Label
The kingdom of speech, Tom Wolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1827468
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
297 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316269964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316269964
  • (OCoLC)956946589
Label
The kingdom of speech, Tom Wolfe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1827468
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
297 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316269964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316269964
  • (OCoLC)956946589

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