A Different Kind of Animal

But in this compelling book, Robert Boyd argues that culture--our ability to learn from each other--has been the essential ingredient of our remarkable success.

A Different Kind of Animal

Author: Robert Boyd

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691195900

Page: 248

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How our ability to learn from each other has been the essential ingredient to our remarkable success as a species Human beings have evolved to become the most dominant species on Earth. This astonishing transformation is usually explained in terms of cognitive ability—people are just smarter than all the rest. But Robert Boyd argues that culture—our ability to learn from each other—has been the essential ingredient of our remarkable success. He shows how a unique combination of cultural adaptation and large-scale cooperation has transformed our species and assured our survival—making us the different kind of animal we are today. Based on the Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University, A Different Kind of Animal features challenging responses by biologist H. Allen Orr, philosopher Kim Sterelny, economist Paul Seabright, and evolutionary anthropologist Ruth Mace, as well as an introduction by Stephen Macedo.

What Kind of Animal Is It

This beautiful book looks at different animal species, describing how they are similar and different, and why certain animals belong to specific groups.

What Kind of Animal Is It

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: My World

ISBN: 9780778795995

Page: 24

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This beautiful book looks at different animal species, describing how they are similar and different, and why certain animals belong to specific groups. Using descriptive as well as compare-and-contrast text, this interesting book answers young readers' questions about different animals.

The Use of Animals in Medical Research and Testing

The extremes of pain and suffering that animals may undergo needs a different
kind and degree of consideration . One of the areas most likely to cause such
extremes of pain is brain experiments on conscious paralyzed animals . And I
would ...

The Use of Animals in Medical Research and Testing

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology

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Page: 747

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Many Kinds of Animals

Photographs and text depict the many different kinds of animals, their similarities and differences, habitats, and behavior.

Many Kinds of Animals

Author: Molly Aloian

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778722144

Page: 32

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Photographs and text depict the many different kinds of animals, their similarities and differences, habitats, and behavior.

The British Quarterly Review

There can then be no absurdity in believing that a different nature or principle —
a different kind of puxn — is found in animals and plants , although the
distinctness is more or less completely hidden in the lowest forms of both , as in
the ...

The British Quarterly Review

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Animal mechanism

This table , prepared from different treatises on the horse , represents as faithfully
as we have been able to depict it , that which each author admits as constituting
each particular kind of pace . The explanatory notes show the disagreement ...

Animal mechanism

Author: Etienne-Jules Marey

Publisher:

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Page: 283

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Aetiology of Tuberculosis

So inflammation of the spleen in a similar manner is different in different animals ;
septicämie of mice , conditioned upon ... However various the forms which the
symptoms of tuberculosis may take in single species , and however little one may
 ...

Aetiology of Tuberculosis

Author: Robert Koch

Publisher:

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Page: 97

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Domestic Animals

With Directions for Their Management, Breeding, Crossing, Rearing, Feeding,
and Preparation for a Profitable Market. Also, Their Diseases and Remedies
Together with F Richard Lamb Allen. Purposes fulfilled by different kinds of Food .

Domestic Animals

Author: Richard Lamb Allen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 227

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Rudiments of Animal Physiology

In their senses and instincts , however , they are generally much inferior . The
Oyster , Mussel , and different kinds of snails ; the Clio Borealis , a small animal
found in multitudes in the northern seas , and which forms the principal food of
the ...

Rudiments of Animal Physiology

Author: George Hamilton

Publisher:

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Page: 106

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Index to literature relating to animal industry in the publications of the Department of Agriculture 1837 to 1898

10 . all kinds , value of imports 1887 and 1888 , Ag . Rpt . 1888 , p . 453 .
analyses , Chem . Bul . No . 13 , p . 115 , Ag . Rpt . 1863 , p . 386 ; Ag . Rpt . 1864
, p . 166 . analysis from different kinds of animals , Ag . Rpt . 1849 , p . 369 .
analysis of ...

Index to literature relating to animal industry in the publications of the Department of Agriculture  1837 to 1898

Author: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Division of Publications

Publisher:

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Page: 676

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Animal Physiology

But it may be perfectly corrected by combining lenses formed out of different
materials , which possess a different refracting power ; the errors ... It is said that
the first idea of uniting glasses of different kinds , so as to produce an achromatic
lens ...

Animal Physiology

Author: William Benjamin Carpenter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 604

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Marvels of Animal Life

Near the royal chamber are found quite a different kind of apartments . They are
very small , but built in large clay chambers , and are formed of woody fibre
joined by some gummy secretion . These are the nurseries , where the young
and ...

Marvels of Animal Life

Author: Charles Frederick Holder

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Page: 240

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