The Resource The neighborhood project : using evolution to improve my city, one block at a time, David Sloan Wilson, (ebook)

The neighborhood project : using evolution to improve my city, one block at a time, David Sloan Wilson, (ebook)

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The neighborhood project : using evolution to improve my city, one block at a time
Title
The neighborhood project
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using evolution to improve my city, one block at a time
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David Sloan Wilson
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eng
Summary
After decades studying creatures great and small, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson had an epiphany: Darwin's theory won't fully prove itself until it improves the quality of human life in a practical sense. And what better place to begin than his hometown of Binghamton, New York? Making a difference in his own city would provide a model for cities everywhere, which have become the habitat for over half of the people on earth. Inspired to become an agent of change, Wilson descended on Binghamton with a scientist's eye and looked at its toughest questions, such as how to empower neighborhoods and how best to teach our children. He combined the latest research methods from experimental economics with studies of holiday decorations and garage sales. Drawing upon examples from nature as diverse as water striders, wasps, and crows, Wilson's scientific odyssey took him around the world, from a cave in southern Africa that preserved the dawn of human culture to the Vatican in Rome. Along the way, he spoke with dozens of fellow scientists, whose stories he relates along with his own. Wilson's remarkable findings help us to understand how we must become wise managers of evolutionary processes to accomplish positive change at all scales, from effective therapies for individuals, to empowering neighborhoods, to regulating the worldwide economy. With an ambitious scope that spans biology, sociology, religion, and economics, The Neighborhood Project is a memoir, a practical handbook for improving the quality of life, and an exploration of the big questions long pondered by religious sages, philosophers, and storytellers. Approaching the same questions from an evolutionary perspective shows, as never before, how places define us
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Midwest
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Wilson, David Sloan
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307.76
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non fiction
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  • Cities and towns
  • Civic improvement
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The neighborhood project : using evolution to improve my city, one block at a time, David Sloan Wilson, (ebook)
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9780316175265
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12219390
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12219390
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The neighborhood project : using evolution to improve my city, one block at a time, David Sloan Wilson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780316175265
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12219390
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12219390
System control number
MWT12219390
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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