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The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill

Tim Ingold - 2000 - Social Science - Limited preview
In this work Tim Ingold offers a persuasive approach to understanding how human beings perceive their surroundings. He argues that what we are used to calling cultural variation consists, in the first place, of variations in skill. Neither innate ...
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The Architecture of Emergence: The Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation

Michael Weinstock - 2010 - Architecture - No preview available
Emergence is one of the most exciting new fields in architecture today, gaining interest from not only academics and students but also leading professionals, with directors from Fosters, Arup and Bentley Systems all attending the most recent ...
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The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

Harry Francis Mallgrave - 2010 - Architecture - No preview available
The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture is the first book to consider the relationship between the neurosciences and architecture, offering a compelling and provocative study in the field of architectural theory ...
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The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

Frank R. Wilson - 2010 - Social Science - Limited preview
"A startling argument . . . provocative . . . absorbing." --The Boston Globe "Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species." --The New York Times Book Review The ...
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The Artificial Ape: How Technology Changed the Course of Human Evolution

Timothy Taylor - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
A breakthrough theory that tools and technology are the real drivers of human evolution Although humans are one of the great apes, along with chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, we are remarkably different from them. Unlike our cousins who ...
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Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry ...

Gregory Bateson - 2000 - Social Science - No preview available
Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead. With a new foreword by his daughter Mary Katherine Bateson, this classic anthology of his major work ...
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Technics and Time: The fault of Epimetheus

Bernard Stiegler - 1998 - Philosophy - Limited preview
What is a technical object? At the beginning of Western philosophy, Aristotle contrasted beings formed by nature, which had within themselves a beginning of movement and rest, and man-made objects, which did not have the source of their own ...
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The Evolution of Technology

George Basalla - 1988 - Technology & Engineering - Limited preview
Three emerging themes challenge the popular notion that technology advances through the efforts of a few who produce a series of revolutionary inventions that owe little or nothing to the technological past.
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Mind in Society

L.S. Vygotsky, Michael Cole - 1978 - Psychology - Limited preview
The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society corrects much of this misunderstanding ...
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Creation: Life and how to Make it

Steve Grand - 2000 - Artificial intelligence - No preview available
Mankind now has within its grasp the power to synthesize true artificial life, playing out Dr Frankenstein's dream in both cyberspace and the real world. In this book, Steve Grand, a leading exponent of artificial life, provides the first ...
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