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The Resource The self delusion : the surprising science of how we are connected and why that matters, Tom Oliver

The self delusion : the surprising science of how we are connected and why that matters, Tom Oliver

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The self delusion : the surprising science of how we are connected and why that matters
Title
The self delusion
Title remainder
the surprising science of how we are connected and why that matters
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Tom Oliver
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Language
eng
Summary
We like to believe that we exist as independent selves at the centre of a subjective universe; that we are discrete individuals acting autonomously in the world with an unchanging inner self that persists throughout our lifetime. This is an illusion. On a physical, psychological and cultural level, we are all much more intertwined than we know: we cannot use our bodies to define our independent existence because most of our 37 trillion cells have such a short lifespan that we are essentially made anew every few weeks; the molecules that make up our bodies have already been component parts of countless other organisms, from ancient plants to dinosaurs; we are more than half non-human, in the form of bacteria, fungi and viruses, whose genes influence our moods and even manipulate our behaviour; and we cannot define ourselves by our minds, thoughts and actions, because these mainly originate from other people - the result of memes passing between us, existing before, after and beyond our own lifespans. Professor of Ecology Tom Oliver makes the compelling argument that although this illusion of individualism has helped us to succeed as a species, tackling the big global challenges ahead now relies on our seeing beyond this mindset and understanding the complex connections between us
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Oliver, Tom
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Self
  • Human ecology
  • Individualism
Target audience
adult
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The self delusion : the surprising science of how we are connected and why that matters, Tom Oliver
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p2251496193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474611756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Label
The self delusion : the surprising science of how we are connected and why that matters, Tom Oliver
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
p2251496193
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474611756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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