We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - A History of Humanity: The Evolution of the Human System by Patrick Manning

Humanity today functions as a gigantic, world-encompassing system. Renowned world historian, Patrick Manning traces how this human system evolved from Homo Sapiens' beginnings over 200,000 years ago right up to the present day. He focuses on three great shifts in the scale of social organization - the rise of syntactical language, of agricultural society, and today's newly global social discourse - and links processes of social evolution to the dynamics of biological and cultural evolution. Throughout each of these shifts, migration and social diversity have been central, and social institutions have existed in a delicate balance, serving not just their own members but undergoing regulation from society. Integrating approaches from world history, environmental studies, biological and cultural evolution, social anthropology, sociology, and evolutionary linguistics, Patrick Manning offers an unprecedented account of the evolution of humans and our complex social system and explores the crises facing that human system today.

Buy A History of Humanity: The Evolution of the Human System by Patrick Manning from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781108747097
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 151mm x 20mm)
Pages: 374
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - A History of Humanity: The Evolution of the Human System by Patrick Manning

Book Reviews - A History of Humanity: The Evolution of the Human System by Patrick Manning

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about A History of Humanity: The Evolution of the Human System book by Patrick Manning and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.