Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and EvolutionPublication details: United Kingdom; Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; 03 Jan 2013.Description: 320 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
|Item type||Current library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi In Store||701.05 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC006510|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Science||701.05 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC003433|
'The peacock's tail makes me sick!' said Charles Darwin. That's because the theory of evolution as adaptation can't explain why nature is so beautiful. It took the concept of sexual selection for Darwin to explain that, a process that has more to do with aesthetic taste than adaptive fitness. Survival of the Beautiful is a revolutionary new examination of the interplay of beauty, art, and culture in evolution. Taking inspiration from Darwin's observation that animals have a natural aesthetic sense, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg probes why animals, humans included, have an innate appreciation for beauty - and why nature is, indeed, beautiful.
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