Techno-Cultural Evolution: Cycles of Creation and Conflict / Edition 1

Techno-Cultural Evolution: Cycles of Creation and Conflict / Edition 1

by William Mcdonald Wallace
     
 

A revolutionary, cross-disciplinary explanation of modern conflict and human developmentSee more details below

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A revolutionary, cross-disciplinary explanation of modern conflict and human development

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597971072
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
06/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,390,732
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The FROCA process of cultural evolution3
2Climatic crisis and the risen ape15
3The ice ages and a bigger brain23
4Techno-culture takes over29
5Farming as a new frontier41
6Release and exploitation : a population explosion49
7Social crash as intra-tribal anarchy55
8Adaptation through despotic civilization61
9Equilibrium through repressed technology71
10Empires evolve to quell inter-tribal warfare79
11Barbaric disruption : the fall of Rome87
12Feudalism opens new frontiers of technology97
13Europe revives to exploit colonial frontiers105
14Democracy challenges despotism113
15New technologies open industrial frontiers119
16America's new frontier129
17Clashing founder effects and the Civil War137
18The high-tech frontier takes over143
19America as sole superpower161
20Globalization and its discontents175
21Resurgent high-tech tribalism and a crash of the western alliance189
22Technology and the global ecosystem195
23A post-crash theocracy for a stable global ecosystem205
24A more hopeful scenario215
App. 1Science and evolution231
App. 2Autopoiesis : toward an integrated theory of human behavior237

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