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

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

Label
The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge
Title
The evolution of everything
Title remainder
how new ideas emerge
Statement of responsibility
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"--
  • "A book that makes the case for evolution over design and skewers a widespread but dangerous myth: that we have ultimate control over our world"--
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DPL
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Ridley, Matt
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other
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PerformerNote
Read by Steven Crossley
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Crossley, Steven
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  • Evolution
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Civilization, Modern
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge, Matt Ridley
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  • Subtitle from cover
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Back of container
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
11 audio discs (13 1/4 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781504645751
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
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CD audio, digital
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Zbn9e
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (OCoLC)927007882
  • 1397518
  • (OCoLC)ocn927007882
  • (Pol)1397518
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Label
The evolution of everything : how new ideas emerge, Matt Ridley
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Back of container
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
11 audio discs (13 1/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504645751
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
Zbn9e
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927007882
  • 1397518
  • (OCoLC)ocn927007882
  • (Pol)1397518
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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