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Beast or angel? : choices that make us human / René Dubos.


New York : Scribner, [1974] .
ISBN 0684139014, 9780684139012

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Standard Title Choisir d'être humain. English
Subjects Anthropology, Cultural.
Biological Evolution.
Évolution sociale.
Hominidae.
Homme -- Évolution.
Human evolution.
Social evolution.
Description xiii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
©1974
Notes Translation of Choisir d'etre humain.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A microbiologist inquires into the origins of human needs and desires, and shows that the existential expressions of man's genetic nature are not constant.
Contents Foreword: Conveying French into English -- 1. Stability and adaptability of humankind: Old world and new world -- The saga of the human species -- The races of man -- Biological Freudianism -- Social adaptations -- 2. Choosing to be human: The bestiality of the human species -- The humanness of the human species -- Individualism and collectivity -- Humanity and the beast -- 3. The past in the present: The cave and the horizon -- Cities old and new -- The clan and the stranger -- Life in the city -- Crowds and machines -- Hauts Lieux and monuments -- 4. At home on Earth: Yesterday's future shock -- The camp and the open road -- Ulysses and the American frontier -- Technologic Utopia -- The incarnations of humankind -- Revolutions and resurrection -- 5. On the pleasures of being human: The diversity of human life -- Pluralism and the world order -- Adventure and fantasy -- Joie de Vivre and happiness.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)940661
(OCoLC)ocm00940661
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WorldCat Identities Dubos, René J. 1901-1982.
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