St. Martins Griffin Fall 2016 by Macmillan

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a t h oma s dunn ebookf or s t mart in s griff in population wars oc tober 2016 a new perspective on competition and coexistence greg graffin a fresh look on the biological roots of competition from the author of anarchy evolution and cornell lecturer from the very beginning life on earth has been defined by war today those first wars continue to be fought around and inside us influencing our individual behavior and that of civilization as a whole war between populations —whether between different species or between rival groups of humans—is seen as an inevitable part of the evolutionary process the popular concept of survival of the fittest explains and often excuses these actions science lif esciences e vo lu tiona thomas dunne book for st martin s griffin 10/25/2016 9781250105301 $17.99 $24.99 can trade paperback 320 pages carton qty 28 8.3 in h 5.5 in w subrights uk rights st martin s press translation rights excl germany marc gerald the agency group other available formats ebook isbn 9781250017611 hardcover isbn 9781250017628 m ar keting national print publicity online publicity blog outreach academic marketing campaign in population wars greg graffin points to where the mainstream view of evolutionary theory has led us astray that misunderstanding has allowed us to justify wars on every level whether against bacterial colonies or human societies even when other less violent solutions may be available through tales of mass extinctions developing immune systems human warfare the american industrial heartland and our degrading modern environment graffin demonstrates how an oversimplified idea of war with its victorious winners and vanquished losers prevents us from responding to the real problems we face along the way graffin reveals a paradox when we challenge conventional definitions of war we are left with a new problem—how to define ourselves population wars is a paradigm-shifting book about why humans behave the way they do and the ancient history that explains that behavior pr a i se “graffin does a superb job of explaining and italicizing our interconnections with other life forms.” —los angeles review of books “population wars offers a fascinating perspective on the age-old idea of survival of the fittest.” —litreactor “the iconoclastic storytelling scientist challenges conventional thinking about evolution … graffin’s message is challenging and the professional entertainer shines through.” —kirkus reviews “you don’t have to be a bad religion fan to read this book you simply should because graffin has something to say that’s worth listening to.” —hifinoise greg graffin is the lead singer and a songwriter in bad religion he obtained his phd in zoology at cornell university and a masters in geology from ucla he has lectured at ucla and cornell and with steve olson is the coauthor of anarchy evolution he travels regularly between the cities he considers home ithaca new york and los angeles california 73