This book describes the similarities and differences between two species, bonobos and chimpanzees, based on the three decades the author has spent studying them in the wild, and shows how the contrasting nature of these two species is also reflected in human nature. The most important differences between bonobos and chimpanzees, our closest relatives, are the social mechanisms of coexistence in group life. Chimpanzees are known as a fairly despotic species in which the males exclusively dominate over the females, and maintain a rigid hierarchy. Chimpanzees have developed social intelligence to survive severe competition among males: by upholding the hierarchy of dominance, they can usually preserve peaceful relations among group members. In contrast, female bonobos have the same or even a higher social status than males. By evolving pseudo-estrus during their non-reproductive period, females have succeeded in moderating inter-male sexual competition, and in initiating mate selection. Although they are non-related in male-philopatric society, they usually aggregate in a group, enjoy priority access to food, determine which male is the alpha male, and generally maintain much more peaceful social relations compared to chimpanzees. Lastly, by identifying key mechanisms of social coexistence in these two species, the author also seeks to find solutions or ´´hope´´ for the peaceful coexistence of human beings. ´´Takeshi Furuichi is one of very few scientists in the world familiar with both chimpanzees and bonobos. In lively prose, reflecting personal experience with apes in the rain forest, he compares our two closest relatives and explains the striking differences between the male- dominated and territorial chimpanzees and the female-centered gentle bonobos.´´ Frans de Waal, author of Mama´s Last Hug - Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves (Norton, 2019)
Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy:
Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy:Voices from the Field
Lessons for the Social Studies Classroom: S. Cohen K. Lambert M. Lazarus/ N. Jeferson B. Ramsey R. Edgerton
A Sustainable Social Health Insurance Scheme: Lessons from Ghana: Emmanuel Reinfred Okyere
By popular demand, John Peter Sloan ha realizzato la seconda stagione di ´´Listen and Learn´´, il suo corso di inglese con più di 1.000 recensioni entusiastiche in esclusiva su Audible. Sedici nuovi temi di conversazione di livello intermedio, caratterizzati dalla solita simpatia ed efficacia, in compagnia degli amatissimi Dany e Rob. Ogni lezione è divisa in due parti e declinata in diverse rubriche: Pearls (parole nuove, come perle preziose), False Friends (parole di cui non fidarsi), Pronunciation (tutti i segreti della dizione), USA (il vocabolario british e quello ´´yankee´´ a confronto). 1. Italian. John Peter Sloan. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asop/000734/bk_asop_000734_sample.mp3.
Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons from a New Science:How Good Ideas Spread - The Lessons from a New Science Alex Pentland
From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence. If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex ´´Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the bedrock of a whole new scientific field: social physics. Humans have more in common with bees than we like to admit: We’re social creatures first and foremost. Our most important habits of action - and most basic notions of common sense - are wired into us through our coordination in social groups. Social physics is about idea flow, the way human social networks spread ideas and transform those ideas into behaviors. Thanks to the millions of digital bread crumbs people leave behind via smartphones, GPS devices, and the Internet, the amount of new information we have about human activity is truly profound. Until now, sociologists have depended on limited data sets and surveys that tell us how people say they think and behave, rather than what they actually do. As a result, we’ve been stuck with the same stale social structures - classes, markets - and a focus on individual actors, data snapshots, and steady states. Pentland shows that, in fact, humans respond much more powerfully to social incentives that involve rewarding others and strengthening the ties that bind than incentives that involve only their own economic self-interest. Pentland and his teams have found that they can study patterns of information exchange in a social network without any knowledge of the actual content of the information and predict with stunning accuracy how productive and effective that network is, whether it’s a business or an entire city. We can maximize a group’s collective intelligence to improve performance and use social incentives to crea 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002286/bk_peng_002286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set your child up for success! When you teach a child to save and be self reliant, you teach values and responsibility for a lifetime! Children investigate the penny and its symbolism in the first half of the audiobook focusing kids on character building, Abraham Lincoln, the vision of the Founding Fathers, Liberty, Faith, Making A Difference and Kindness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Damron, Jason Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017307/bk_acx0_017307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.