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The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date October 25, 2016
Pages 368
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062296016
ISBN-10 0062296019
Dimensions 0 by 5.31 by 8 in.
Original list price $16.99
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Human society evolves. Change in technology, language, morality, and society is incremental, inexorable, gradual, and spontaneous. It follows a narrative, going from one stage to the next, and it largely happens by trial and error—a version of natural selection. Much of the human world is the result of human action but not of human design: it emerges from the interactions of millions, not from the plans of a few.

Drawing on fascinating evidence from science, economics, history, politics, and philosophy, Matt Ridley demolishes conventional assumptions that the great events and trends of our day are dictated by those on high. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. The Industrial Revolution, cell phones, the rise of Asia, and the Internet were never planned; they happened. Languages emerged and evolved by a form of natural selection, as did common law. Torture, racism, slavery, and pedophilia—all once widely regarded as acceptable—are now seen as immoral despite the decline of religion in recent decades.

In this wide-ranging, erudite book, Ridley brilliantly makes the case for evolution, rather than design, as the force that has shaped much of our culture, our technology, our minds, and that even now is shaping our future.



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Hardcover
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from Harpercollins (October 27, 2015)
9780062296009 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $28.99
About: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.
Paperback
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from Perennial (October 25, 2016)
9780062296016 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $16.99
About: Human society evolves.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Steven Crossley (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 27, 2015)
9781504645768 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $39.99
About: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

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