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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.The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch -- the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy, Matt Ridley's wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or morality. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Patterns emerge, trends evolve. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to, and termites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain-makers, learning can happen without teaching and morality changes without a plan.Although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land can be released for nature -- these were largely emergent phenomena, as were the Internet, the mobile phone revolution, and the rise of Asia. Ridley demolishes the arguments for design and effectively makes the case for evolution in the universe, morality, genes, the economy, culture, technology, the mind, personality, population, education, history, government, God, money, and the future.As compelling as it is controversial, authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley's stunning perspective will revolutionize the way we think about our world and how it works.

Hardcover:

9780062296009 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2015, cover price $28.99

Paperback:

9780062296016 | Perennial, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99

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9781504645768 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: 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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We are taught that the world is a top-down place. Acclaimed author Matt Ridley shows just how wrong this is in his compelling new book.We are taught that the world is a top-down place. Generals win battles; politicians run countries; scientists discover truths; artists create genres; inventors make breakthroughs; teachers shape minds; philosophers change minds; priests teach morality; businessmen lead businesses; environmentalists save the planet. Not just individuals, but institutions too: Goldman Sachs, the Communist Party, the Catholic Church, al Qaeda – these are said to shape the world.This is more often wrong than right. ‘The Evolution of Everything’ is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch, the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Top-downery is the source of most of our worst problems in the past – why Hitler won an election, why the sub-prime bubble happened, why Africa lingered in poverty when Asia did not, why the euro is a disaster – and will be the scourge of this century too.And although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends still shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land could be released for nature – these were largely emergent phenomena. So were the internet, the mobile-phone revolution and the rise of Asia.In this wide-ranging, highly opinionated non-fiction narrative, Ridley draws on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy and examples drawn from the scientific literature, from historical narratives and from personal anecdotes.

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9780007542482 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, May 7, 2015, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: We are taught that the world is a top-down place.

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9780007542475 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, May 19, 2016, cover price $15.45
9780008160647 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, September 24, 2015, cover price $19.90
9780007583126 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, May 7, 2015, cover price $14.80 | About this edition: New

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9781504645751 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $59.99

Miscellaneous:

9780062025371 | Harpercollins, June 15, 2010, cover price $12.99

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9780061992629, titled "The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves" | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, June 1, 2010), cover price $39.99

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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley. Harper,2010

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9780007267118 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, May 27, 2010, cover price $33.80 | About this edition: The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley.
9780061452055 | Harpercollins, May 18, 2010, cover price $26.99

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9780061452062 | Reprint edition (Perennial, June 7, 2011), cover price $15.99

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Product Description: Francis Crick—the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life—will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code—the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that distinguishes living from non-living things—acclaimed bestselling science writer Matt Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity in the English Midlands through a lackluster education and six years designing magnetic mines for the Royal Navy to his leap into biology at the age of thirty-one and its astonishing consequences...read more

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9780060823337 | Harpercollins, June 1, 2006, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A portrait of scientist Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, traces his life from a middle-class English upbringing and lackluster education to his ultimate history-making journey into the field of biology.

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9780061148453 | Reprint edition (Perennial, November 3, 2009), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Francis Crick—the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life—will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time.

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Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

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9789707700390 | Santillana USA Pub Co Inc, June 15, 2006, cover price $19.95
9789707700406 | Taurus, June 30, 2004, cover price $16.01 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

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A historical analysis of the nature-versus-nurture debate documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior. Originally published as Nature Via Nurture. Reprint. (view table of contents)

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9780060006792 | Reprint edition (Perennial, July 1, 2004), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

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9780060006785 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, May 1, 2003), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.
9789990074642 | Harpercollins, May 1, 2003, cover price $0.02

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9780060544478, titled "Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, & What Makes Us Human" | Abridged edition (Harperaudio, May 1, 2003), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

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9780060544461 | Abridged edition (Harperaudio, May 1, 2003), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.

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A look at the implications of sex and human nature draws on cutting-edge research to detail the evolution of sex in plants and animals and to illustrate how it influences our intellect, our choice of mates, and our social structure (view table of contents)

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9780026033404 | Macmillan Pub Co, January 1, 1994, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A look at the implications of sex and human nature draws on cutting-edge research to detail the evolution of sex in plants and animals and to illustrate how it influences our intellect, our choice of mates, and our social structure

Paperback:

9780060556570 | Reprint edition (Perennial, May 1, 2003), cover price $15.99
9780140245486 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, June 1, 1995), cover price $16.00

Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

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9780613910699 | Turtleback Books, September 1, 2002, cover price $25.70 | About this edition: Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

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A collection of top writings by prominent science journalists and pioneers covers the full range of scientific inquiry, from biochemistry, physics, and astronomy to genetics, evolutionary biology, and cognition.
By Jesse Cohen (editor) and Matt Ridley (editor)

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9780066211626 | Ecco Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

Paperback:

9780060936501 | Perennial, September 1, 2002, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Presents essays on animals, the universe, physics, flowers, and other topics by contributors including Peter Canby, Natalie Angier, Michael Klesius, and Joseph D'Agnese.

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Product Description: El genoma humano, todo el conjunto de genes alojados en 23 pares de cromosomas, constituye nada menos que una autobiografía de nuestra especie. Escrito con mil millones de palabras de tres letras que utilizan el alfabeto de cuatro letras del ADN, el genoma ha sido corregido, abreviado, modificado y aumentado a medida que s...read more

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9788430604142 | Taurus, October 1, 2001, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: El genoma humano, todo el conjunto de genes alojados en 23 pares de cromosomas, constituye nada menos que una autobiografía de nuestra especie.

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Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

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9780060194970 | Harpercollins, February 1, 2000, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species

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9780060894085, titled "Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters" | 1 reprint edition (Perennial, May 30, 2006), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
9789990220636 | Harpercollins, October 30, 2000, cover price $0.02
9780060932909 | Harpercollins, October 1, 2000, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

Reinforced:

9780606314152 | Demco Media, September 30, 2000, cover price $23.50 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

Prebinding:

9781417788989 | Turtleback Books, May 30, 2006, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

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Product Description: A series of predictions about diseases in the years to come.

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9780297840657 | Orion Pub Co, February 1, 1999, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: A series of predictions about diseases in the years to come.

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Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society

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9780670874491 | Viking Pr, March 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society

Paperback:

9780140264456 | Penguin USA, April 1, 1998, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Suggests a biological basis for the social organization and cooperation shown by the human race, and traces the evolution of society

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Product Description: Book by Matt Ridley

Paperback:

9780670863570 | Viking Pr, May 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Book by Matt Ridley

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Chronicling America's 1988 Presidential election from the unique perspective of a British journalist, this biting account traces the remarkable transformation of George Bush's image from wimpish Vice President to electoral champion

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9780670827336 | Viking Pr, April 1, 1990, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Chronicling America's 1988 Presidential election from the unique perspective of a British journalist, this biting account traces the remarkable transformation of George Bush's image from wimpish Vice President to electoral champion

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