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    Description1 of the 1st 4 titles of a new series, provocative, controversial long essays by today's leading Darwinian thinkers. The Darwin seminars at the LSE have beome a crucial intellectual forum in recent years, attended by leading scientists, social scinetists, journalists, film makers, TV producers and writers as diverse as A.S.Byatt and Douglas Adams. Tapping into the most exciting intellectual revolution of our times, they have presented cutting edge Darwinian ideas from a series of eminent speakers , including the famous, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, to less well known researchers at the cutting edge of today's debates. The series, Darwinism today, consists of a seres of short books, each drawing on the content of 1 of the seminars abd written by many of the leading figures in the Darwinian revolution, writing both on evolutionary ideas and on the applications of these ideas to a wide range of human behaviour. Neanderthals, Bandits and farmers argues against the traditional view that agriculture began in the Middle East around 10,000 years ago. Colin Tudge goes back even further to a race of proto-farmers who may have ousted the hunter gathering Neanderthals. The traditional view is that hunter gathering is hard and that farming made life easier. Colin Tudge turns this notion on it's head.Farming is at least as hard, if not harder. In Genesis it is regarded as a necessary evil. So why did our ancestors make the change?


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    Title
    Neanderthals, Bandits and Farmers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Tudge
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 134 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780297842583
    ISBN 10: 0297842587
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    BIC subject category V2: TV, HBG, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PD, PSAJ
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    BIC subject category V2: PSXE
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, HIS002000, SOC002020, SCI027000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 630.9
    Illustrations note
    12 line drawings
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    Publication date
    05 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London