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The Resource The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge., Matt Ridley

The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge., Matt Ridley

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The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge.
Title
The evolution of everything
Title remainder
how new ideas emerge.
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Matt Ridley
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Language
eng
Summary
The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world. The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch -- the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy, Matt Ridley's wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or morality. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Patterns emerge, trends evolve. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to, and termites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain-makers, learning can happen without teaching and morality changes without a plan. Although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land can be released for nature -- these were largely emergent phenomena, as were the Internet, the mobile phone revolution, and the rise of Asia. Ridley demolishes the arguments for design and effectively makes the case for evolution in the universe, morality, genes, the economy, culture, technology, the mind, personality, population, education, history, government, God, money, and the future. As compelling as it is controversial, authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley's stunning perspective will revolutionize the way we think about our world and how it works
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Ridley, Matt
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Read by Steven Crossley
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Crossley, Steven
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  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Evolution
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Diffusion of innovations
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adult
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The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge., Matt Ridley
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  • Blackstone Audio: ZEbn9e
  • Blackstone Audio: Zbn9e
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audiodisc
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spoken word
Control code
p225763857
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 CDs (13 hr.)
Isbn
9781504645768
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audio
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digital
Publisher number
  • Zbn9e
  • ZEbn9e
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  • (Sirsi) p225763857
  • (Sirsi) p225763857
Label
The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge., Matt Ridley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Blackstone Audio: ZEbn9e
  • Blackstone Audio: Zbn9e
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225763857
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 CDs (13 hr.)
Isbn
9781504645768
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • Zbn9e
  • ZEbn9e
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225763857
  • (Sirsi) p225763857

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