Principles and Applications
By (author) Gerhard Lenski
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Ecological-evolutionary Theory by Gerhard Lenski
Book DescriptionFor forty years, in a variety of books and articles, Gerhard Lenski has become the most influential proponent of ecological and evolutionary explanations of human societies, their development and transformations, from the Stone Age to the present. In his newest book, Lenski offers a succinct but comprehensive statement of the full body of his theory followed by demonstration of how it can be used to generate new and valuable insights when applied to a set of highly diverse issues. These include debates concerning the origin of ancient Israel and its distinctive culture, the rise of the West in the modern era, the highly varied trajectories of development of Third World nations in recent decades, and the failure of Marxist efforts to transform society in the Soviet Union and elsewhere. In the concluding chapter, Lenski discusses a number of other issues and areas where ecological-evolutionary theory may be fruitfully applied in the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594511011
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerhard Lenski
Human Societies, Paperback (August 2008)
Covers many developments including changing political ideologies, cyber warfare, biofuels and the problems they present, new population control initiatives, and the increasing democratization and economic power of China. This work features more than 20 photos.
Ecological-evolutionary Theory, Hardback (October 2005)» View all books by Gerhard Lenski
A stunning new book by the most influential proponent of ecological and evolutionary explanations of human societies.
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Author Biography - Gerhard Lenski
Gerhard Lenski, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is the author of Power and Privilege and The Religious Factor. He is a recent recipient of the ASA Distinguished Career Award.
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