The Human Swarm

How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall
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Released: May 21, 2019
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ISBN: #9781549180194
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The epic story of how humans evolved from intimate chimp communities into a world-dominating speciesIf a chimpanzee ventures into the territory of a different group, it will almost certainly be killed. But a New Yorker can fly to Los Angeles--or Borneo--with very little fear. Psychologists have done little to explain this: for years, they have held that our biology puts a hard upper limit--about 150 people--on the size of our social groups. But human societies are in fact vastly larger. How do we manage--by and large--to get along with each other? In this paradigm-shattering book, biologist Mark W. Moffett draws on findings in psychology, sociology and anthropology to explain the social adaptations that bind societies. He explores how the tension between identity and anonymity defines how societies develop, function, and fail. In the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, The Human Swarm reveals how mankind created sprawling civilizations of unrivaled complexity--and what it will take to sustain them.

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Author(s): Mark W. Moffett
Narrator(s): Sean Patrick Hopkins
Product Number Z100147771
Released: May 21, 2019
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ISBN: #9781549180187
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Author(s): Mark W. Moffett
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Released: Apr 16, 2019
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Publisher: Basic Books
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