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Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679758945
ISBN-10 0679758941
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
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Summary
Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is 'in the cards' for humanity as the species continues to evolve. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history–and discerning where history will lead us next.

In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever since the primordial ooze, life has followed a basic pattern. Organisms and human societies alike have grown more complex by mastering the challenges of internal cooperation. Wright's narrative ranges from fossilized bacteria to vampire bats, from stone-age villages to the World Trade Organization, uncovering such surprises as the benefits of barbarian hordes and the useful stability of feudalism. Here is history endowed with moral significance–a way of looking at our biological and cultural evolution that suggests, refreshingly, that human morality has improved over time, and that our instinct to discover meaning may itself serve a higher purpose. Insightful, witty, profound, Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's ongoing transformation of the world.

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Hardcover
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1 edition from Pantheon Books (February 1, 2000)
9780679442523 | details & prices | 435 pages | 5.75 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is 'in the cards' for humanity as the species continues to evolve
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679758945
 
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (January 1, 2001)
9780679758945 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Challenging the idea that biological evolution is aimless, the author explores his theory that greater social complexity is 'in the cards' for humanity as the species continues to evolve.

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