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Evolution of Evolution

The Survival Value of Caring

Author(s): Richard Littleton Guerrant

Book Description

Numerous scholarly articles and books have been written about biologic and social evolution, compassion, life’s meaning, violence and predictions of future outcomes. However, what is not often addressed, but is increasingly desperately needed, is the realization of the evolutionary survival value of caring for others. This book strives to link our humanities and religious philosophies to a scientific understanding of human destiny, and provide a key to meaning in our lives. Though this idea has incubated for over two decades, recent extremism in Charlottesville and global threats of inhumanity and violence make this more timely than ever for all who care about who we are and our children’s future. Furthermore, our capacity for benefit or destruction of Homo sapiens or civilization as we know it sets a ticking timer on the urgency of this realization and focused action; we don’t have ‘forever’ to ‘get it!’


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1452-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1452-8
Date of Publication: 01/10/2018
Pages / Size: 143 / A5
Price: £29.99


Richard Littleton Guerrant is Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia, and Founding Director of its Trans-University Center for Global Health. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine, he chaired its Board of Global Health. His research focuses on ameliorating the long-term impact of diarrhea and gut infections in developing countries. He has edited seven books, including Tropical Infectious Diseases and At the Edge of Development, and authored over 670 papers. He formerly served as President of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is the recipient of its Walter Reed Medal.