Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

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Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris explains why. Fundamental long-term changes in values, Morris argues, are driven by the most basic force of all: energy. Humans have found three main ways to get the energy they need--from foraging, farming, and fossil fuels. ...

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Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve
2017, Princeton University Press

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Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve
2015, Princeton University Press

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