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Nature: an economic history

By: Vermeij, Geerat J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Jersey Princeton Univeristy Press 2004Description: xiii, 445 p.ISBN: 9780691127934.Subject(s): Competitive Behavior | Evolution | Natural history - Economic aspectsDDC classification: 576.8 Summary: From humans to hermit crabs to deep water plankton, all living things compete for locally limiting resources. This universal truth unites three bodies of thought - economics, evolution, and history--that have developed largely in mutual isolation. Here, Geerat Vermeij undertakes a groundbreaking and provocative exploration of the facts and theories of biology, economics, and geology to show how processes common to all economic systems--competition, cooperation, adaptation, and feedback--govern evolution as surely as they do the human economy, and how historical patterns in both human and nonhuman evolution follow from this principle. (http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7912.html)
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From humans to hermit crabs to deep water plankton, all living things compete for locally limiting resources. This universal truth unites three bodies of thought - economics, evolution, and history--that have developed largely in mutual isolation. Here, Geerat Vermeij undertakes a groundbreaking and provocative exploration of the facts and theories of biology, economics, and geology to show how processes common to all economic systems--competition, cooperation, adaptation, and feedback--govern evolution as surely as they do the human economy, and how historical patterns in both human and nonhuman evolution follow from this principle. (http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7912.html)

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