A Brain for All Seasons Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change [E–pub Download]

Inning of this year was consumed the Reformation has me making notes all over the placeCalvin s thesis is that climate change both local and global is a trigger for evolution is fascinating and credible His writing style is perhaps not the greatest and the travelogue is not my favourite vehicle for presenting scientific theory but for all that I enjoyed the book greatlycser filesarolookseviewsalvin william h a brain for all seasonsdocI still want to do a project with a visual map of the world evolving over time with continents climate information and micro events that are documented all available at the click of a mouseI did even go as far as to start collecting data If time permits I will do M Calvin earns his living as an academic and presents a strong case for his theories some of which are very perceptive and simple In the end however I think he is somewhat arrogant and possibly dangerous with his ideas for reducing the damage caused by global warming His simplistic interventionist solutions could only to well appeal to someone like George W Bush and lead to an ecological disaster as a half thought through version is poorly implemented and executedI won t spoil the fun by telling you what they are read the book learn on the way and to retain your sense of modesty go and visit a cave with old stalactites with a geologist and have them run through the history of the world and climate as told by the minerals deposited by the drops of water. run through the history of the world and climate as told by the minerals deposited by the drops of water. Or enormous increases in the intelligence and complexity of human beings and warning s of human activities that could trigger similarly massive shifts in the planet's clima. The book started off about evolution and its relation to climate change and that I found interesting towards the end the author explains the ocean currents and what brings about the ice age which is also interesting but it just dragged I was bored reading the last chapters A really great look at how historically climate change has affected human evolution Gives a good background for both evolution and climate change Makes predictions for the future without being overly alarmist He is also a proponent of the auatic alarmist He is a proponent of the auatic theory of evoultion it makes me happy to see this idea taking root in scientific explantions of human evolution I really had a lot of high hopes for this book but frankly I found it rather agonizing to read which I think has a lot to do with the authors writing style Don t get me wrong some parts are incredibly interesting when you hack through the confusion When he starts talking about heating and cooling events it just turns into a gobbledygook of date references that in my opinion lack coherence cser filesarolookseviewsalvin william h a brain for all seasonsdocWilliam H CalvinJune 29th 2003A Brain for all SeasonsA challenging attempt at an overview of how the human brain and climate change interacted to make s what we are This book has any fascinating facts and interesting interpretations Sometimes one wishes the book were longer and in detail but there is a bibliography which I will work throughMany of the theories are Winner of the 2002 Phi Beta Kappa Award in ScienceMankind has recently come to the shocking realization that our ancestors survived hundreds of abrupt and severe changes to. ,


A Brain for All Seasons Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate ChangeOntentious and Calvin generally makes sure the reader is aware of the difference between fact and fiction nlike many of the TV shows one sees nowadaysThe earlier parts of the book covering prehistory are fascinating The last couple sees nowadaysThe earlier parts of the book covering prehistory are fascinating The last couple chapters covering the present are scary probably very appropriate and incredibly interventionist in attitude to climate changeCalvin basically starts from the premise that we have irreversible changed the climate and environment He agrees that we should try to limit the damage but argues that there is never was a stable climate or environment in the past and that there never will be one on the futureHis proposals for intervention dams in the arctic blowing p ice barriers and so on may sound extreme but if his is right and humankind has developed in one of the most stable periods of the Earth s climatic history violent climate change is inevitable whether provoked by human intervention or caused by the same forces what caused climate change on a vast scale before man was aroundAnd violent climate change is something we should be modest scale before man was aroundAnd violent climate change is something we should be modest realise we will have very little control over it and do the best to survive The scary bit is how gly survival will be The War for Oil theorists would say we have an example of it already I don t have the information to judge but certainly might is right has not vanished as a ruling principleA Brain for all SeasonsOctober 2004This book which I probably read last year the beg. Earth's climate In this Understanding the Mass uniue travelogue William H Calvin takess around the globe and back in time showing s how such cycles of cool crash and burn provided the impetus ,

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