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The Resource The watchman's rattle : thinking our way out of extinction, Rebecca D. Costa ; with a foreword by E. O. Wilson

The watchman's rattle : thinking our way out of extinction, Rebecca D. Costa ; with a foreword by E. O. Wilson

Label
The watchman's rattle : thinking our way out of extinction
Title
The watchman's rattle
Title remainder
thinking our way out of extinction
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca D. Costa ; with a foreword by E. O. Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Author of introduction,
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explains why the human brain has such difficulty dealing with complex global problems and provides a method for surmounting these limitations in order to end the blights of worldwide recession, global warming, fast-spreading viruses, famine, and poverty
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Costa, Rebecca D
Dewey number
501
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.C65
LC item number
C67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wilson, Edward O
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  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Problem solving
  • Civilization
  • Human evolution
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Social evolution
Label
The watchman's rattle : thinking our way out of extinction, Rebecca D. Costa ; with a foreword by E. O. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-334) and index
Contents
A pattern of complexity and collapse: why civilizations spiral -- Evolution's gift: a breakthrough in neuroscience -- The sovereignty of supermemes: the power of beliefs -- Irrational opposition: the first supermeme -- The personalization of blame: the second supermeme -- Counterfeit correlation: the third supermeme -- Silo thinking: the fourth supermeme -- Extreme economics: the fifth supermeme -- Surmounting the supermemes: rational solutions in an irrational world -- Awareness and action: a tactical approach -- Bridging the gap: building better brains -- Invoking insight: conditions conducive to cognition -- On the threshold
Control code
ocn535492255
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 347 p.
Isbn
9781593156053
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010927900
System control number
(OCoLC)535492255
Label
The watchman's rattle : thinking our way out of extinction, Rebecca D. Costa ; with a foreword by E. O. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-334) and index
Contents
A pattern of complexity and collapse: why civilizations spiral -- Evolution's gift: a breakthrough in neuroscience -- The sovereignty of supermemes: the power of beliefs -- Irrational opposition: the first supermeme -- The personalization of blame: the second supermeme -- Counterfeit correlation: the third supermeme -- Silo thinking: the fourth supermeme -- Extreme economics: the fifth supermeme -- Surmounting the supermemes: rational solutions in an irrational world -- Awareness and action: a tactical approach -- Bridging the gap: building better brains -- Invoking insight: conditions conducive to cognition -- On the threshold
Control code
ocn535492255
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 347 p.
Isbn
9781593156053
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010927900
System control number
(OCoLC)535492255

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