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作者 Krutch, Joseph Wood
書名 The Great Chain of Life
出版項 Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2005
©1956
國際標準書號 9781587298806 (electronic bk.)
9781587298202
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (247 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Sightline Books
Sightline Books
附註 Intro -- Prologue -- Contents -- 1. Basic Forms of Life: The Simplicity that Isn't Simple -- 2. Machinery for Evolution: Enter Love and Enter Death -- 3. The Animal's First Need: Protein and Original Sin -- 4. Parenthood: With Love and without -- 5. The Need for Continuity: More Lives than One -- 6. The Barbarian Mammal: Homeric Heroes -- 7. The Meaning of Awareness: The You and the Me -- 8. Undeveloped Potentialities: The Civilized Animal -- 9. Reverence for Life: The Vandal and the Sportsman -- 10. Devolution: A Dangerous Experiment -- 11. How Right Was Darwin? New Answers to Old Questions -- Epilogue
Originally published in 1956, The Great Chain of Life brings a humanist's keen eye and ear to one of the great questions of the ages: "What am I?" A scholar of literature and theater, toward the end of his career Joseph Wood Krutch turned to the study of the natural world. Bringing his keen intellect to bear on the places around him, Krutch crafted some of the most memorable and important works of nature writing extant. Whether anticipating the arguments of biologists who now ascribe high levels of cognition to the so-called lower animals, recognizing the importance of nature for a well-lived life, or seeing nature as an elaborately interconnected, interdependent network, Krutch's seminal work contains lessons just as resonant today as they were when the book was first written. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful woodcuts by Paul Landacre, an all-but-lost yet important Los Angeles artist whom Rockwell Kent called "the best American wood engraver working," The Great Chain of Life will be cherished by new generations of readers
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Krutch, Joseph Wood The Great Chain of Life Iowa City : University of Iowa Press,c2005 9781587298202
主題 Animal behavior.;Evolution
Electronic books
Alt Author Landacre, Paul
Hampl, Patricia
Klaus, Carl H
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