Inside Cover Blurb
- There are many ways of approaching the study of Man. Professor Young believes that biological knowledge provides a useful framework to help us to understand ourselves. Modern biology embraces many disciplines, and in this book a synthesis is made tracing the sources of human activity from their biochemical basis to the highest levels of consciousness.
- The author thus sets out to present the basic scientific facts about human life in a coherent scheme. There are sections on heredity and reproduction, growth, intelligence testing, ageing, and population growth; the stages of human evolution are traced from the origin of life to the beginnings of human culture.
- These facts provide background knowledge on many urgent problems, such as individual development, aggression and war, racial conflict, population control, and pollution.
- Philosophical and sociological problems raised by the biological view1 of man are discussed, and a main theme is that knowledge about the brain is revolutionizing our understanding of ourselves and the world.
- Professor Young's new book can be used as a text for a wide variety of university courses and will be of interest to all who wish to understand the scientific view of Man.
In-Page Footnotes ("Young (J.Z.) - An Introduction to the Study of Man")
Oxford University Press; First Edition (30 Sept. 1971)
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