The Mismeasure of Man

The Mismeasure of Man  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 15, 2014
The Mismeasure of Man

Stephen Jay Gould, "The Mismeasure of Man"
ISBN: 0393039722, 0393314251 | 1996 | EPUB | 444 pages | 6 MB

Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Direktor69 at July 6, 2013
 Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man  (Repost)

Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man
ISBN: 0393314251 | edition 1996 | PDF | 417 pages | 12 mb

How smart are you? If that question doesn't spark a dozen more questions in your mind (like "What do you mean by 'smart,'" "How do I measure it," and "Who's asking?"), then The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould's masterful demolition of the IQ industry, should be required reading. Gould's brilliant, funny, engaging prose dissects the motivations behind those who would judge intelligence, and hence worth, by cranial size, convolutions, or score on extremely narrow tests.

The Mismeasure of Man  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by JohnGenry at Jan. 27, 2010
 The Mismeasure of Man

The Mismeasure of Man
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co | ISBN: 0393314251| edition 1996 | PDF | 448 pages | 12,9 mb

How smart are you? If that question doesn't spark a dozen more questions in your mind (like "What do you mean by 'smart,'" "How do I measure it," and "Who's asking?"), then The Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould's masterful demolition of the IQ industry, should be required reading. Gould's brilliant, funny, engaging prose dissects the motivations behind those who would judge intelligence, and hence worth, by cranial size, convolutions, or score on extremely narrow tests. How did scientists decide that intelligence was unipolar and quantifiable, and why did the standard keep changing over time? Gould's answer is clear and simple: power maintains itself. European men of the 19th century, even before Darwin, saw themselves as the pinnacle of creation and sought to prove this assertion through hard measurement.

The Abolition of Man  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 24, 2017
The Abolition of Man

The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
English | June 9th, 2009 | ASIN: B002BXH5RU, ISBN: 1609422686, 0060652942 | 63 Pages | EPUB | 0.33 MB

In the classic The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis’s extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."

An International Bill of the Rights of Man (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Oct. 16, 2017
An International Bill of the Rights of Man (repost)

An International Bill of the Rights of Man by Hersch Lauterpacht
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0199667829 | ISBN-13: 9780199667826 | 256 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB

Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at April 9, 2017
Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty (repost)

Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty by Herbert I. Weisberg
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0470890444 | 452 pages | PDF | 3,3 MB

Plundering Paradise: The Hand of Man on the Galapagos Islands  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Sept. 15, 2017
Plundering Paradise: The Hand of Man on the Galapagos Islands

Plundering Paradise: The Hand of Man on the Galapagos Islands by Michael D'Orso
English | October 13th, 2009 | ASIN: B000UVBT40, ISBN: 0060193905, 0060955767 | 368 pages | EPUB | 1.05 MB

Mention the Galápagos Islands to almost anyone, and the first things that spring to mind are iguanas, tortoises, volcanic beaches, and, of course, Charles Darwin. But there are people living there, too – nearly 20,000 of them. A wild stew of nomads and grifters, dreamers and hermits, wealthy tour operators and desperately poor South American refugees, these inhabitants have brought crime, crowding, poaching, and pollution to the once-idyllic islands. In Plundering Paradise, Michael D'Orso explores the conflicts on land and at sea that now threaten to destroy this fabled "Eden of Evolution."

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Sept. 11, 2017
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells
English | 2012 | ASIN: B002RI989W, ISBN: 0691176019, 069111532X, 0812971469 | 480 pages | AZW3 | 1.58 MB

Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to us—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races?

The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Sept. 11, 2017
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

Spencer Wells, "The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey"
ISBN: 069111532X, 0812971469 | 2002 | EPUB | 240 pages | 3 MB

The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973 (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Aug. 18, 2017
The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973 (Repost)

Mark Greif, "The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973"
2015 | pages: 448 | ISBN: 069114639X | EPUB | 2,2 mb