Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be

Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be

by Tyler Volk

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ISBN-13: 9780231544139
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,178,066
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Tyler Volk is professor of biology and environmental studies at New York University and a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Golden Dozen Award. His books include Metapatterns: Across Space, Time, and Mind (Columbia, 1995); Gaia’s Body: Toward a Physiology of Earth (1998); and CO2 Rising: The World’s Greatest Environmental Challenge (2008).

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. Combogenesis and a Grand Sequence
1. Natural Chapters and Nested Scales
2. The Core Theme: Combogenesis
Part II. Twelve Fundamental Levels
3. A Big Bang Start of Things and Relations
4. The Nucleons, with Immortal Proton and Fragile Neutron
5. Atomic Nuclei from Mutual Aid
6. Atoms with Space-Filling, Electric Mandalas
7. An Expanding Cornucopia of Molecules
8. Simple Cells Launch Life and Evolution
9. The Sexy Eukaryotic Cell
10. Multiple Ramps to the Complex Multicellular Organism
11. Animal Social Groups Wild with Possibilities
12. Tribal Metagroups and Cultural Evolution
13. Transplantable Agrovillages
14. Geopolitical States, Masters of Acquisition and Merger
Part III. Dynamical Realms and Themes
15. Dynamical Realms and Their Base Levels
16. Alphakits: Atomic, Genetic, Linguistic
17. Themes in Evolutionary Dynamics
18. Convergent Themes of Combogenesis
Epilogue: What About the Future?
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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