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    DescriptionIn his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history–and discerning where history will lead us next. In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever since the primordial ooze, life has followed a basic pattern. Organisms and human societies alike have grown more complex by mastering the challenges of internal cooperation. Wright's narrative ranges from fossilized bacteria to vampire bats, from stone-age villages to the World Trade Organization, uncovering such surprises as the benefits of barbarian hordes and the useful stability of feudalism. Here is history endowed with moral significance–a way of looking at our biological and cultural evolution that suggests, refreshingly, that human morality has improved over time, and that our instinct to discover meaning may itself serve a higher purpose. Insightful, witty, profound, Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's ongoing transformation of the world.


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    Title
    Nonzero
    Subtitle
    The Logic of Human Destiny
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679758945
    ISBN 10: 0679758941
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
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    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 303.4
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: GN360 .W75 2001
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, PSAJ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    09 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Robert Wright is the author of Three Scientists and Their Gods and The Moral Animal, which was named by the "New York Times Book Review" as one of the twelve best books of the year and has been published in nine languages. A recipient of the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism, Wright has published in "The Atlantic, The New Yorker," the "New York Times Magazine, Time, " and "Slate." He was previously a senior editor at "The New Republic" and "The Sciences" and now runs the Web site nonzero.org. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Exciting and intellectually stimulating?well-written, witty, and quite timely as we consider the challenges of our global, interconnected future."?"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
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    In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history-and discerning where history will lead us next. In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever since the primordial ooze, life has followed a basic pattern. Organisms and human societies alike have grown more complex by mastering the challenges of internal cooperation. Wright's narrative ranges from fossilized bacteria to vampire bats, from stone-age villages to the World Trade Organization, uncovering such surprises as the benefits of barbarian hordes and the useful stability of feudalism. Here is history endowed with moral significance-a way of looking at our biological and cultural evolution that suggests, refreshingly, that human morality has improved over time, and that our instinct to discover meaning may itself serve a higher purpose. Insightful, witty, profound, Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's ongoing transformation of the world.