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Ursel Nendzig Renée Schroeder - The invention of humankind

How we outsmart evolution

We can't expect evolution to ensure the survival of humankind. If we want to survive, we have to take matters into our own hands.

70, 000 years ago, humans were first able to form a thought about something that didn't exist. What sounds simple actually marks the birth of human culture and poses the outset for a range of inventions that have formed human nature and haven't necessarily changed us for the better. We thought up myths and religions and invented languages, money and racism. Now humankind is about to complete its greatest invention: itself. Science allows us to continue our own evolution. Renée Schroeder looks back at the short period of humankind's existence, takes a detour into genetics and proclaims a new age of enlightenment.

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224 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701733767
Release date: 05.08.2016

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Ursel Nendzig

born 1980. After studying Economics, Nendzig partook in a journalistic training. She is an editor for "Universum" magazine and a freelance author for several magazines and newspapers.

Renée Schroeder

born 1953 in João Monlevade, Brazil, studied Biochemistry in Vienna and New York and wrote her habilitation on Genetics. She has been head of the Department for Biochemistry at Vienna University since 2005. From 2001-2005 she was a member of the Bioethics Commission of the Austrian Federal government, since 2010 she has been a member of the Austrian Council for Science and Technology Development. In 2002 she was elected Austrian Scientist of the Year, in 2003 she received the Wittgenstein Prize and was one of the first women to become a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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Renée Schroeder ist nicht nur eine der bekanntesten und erfolgreichsten NaturwissenschaftlerInnen Österreichs, sie ist auch eine pointierte Erzählerin. (…) Sie erzählt von ihren Erkenntnissen als engagierte Forscherin – und das durchaus streitlustig.
[Quelle: BUECHEREIEN.WIEN.AT]

Schroeder beweist, wie wichtig es ist, Wissenschaft unter die Leute zu bringen.
[Quelle: Juliane Fischer, FALTER]

Der Leser erhält durch einen unkonventionellen, agnostischen, naturwissenschaftlichen Geist vielfältige Anregung zum Nachdenken über menschliches Verhalten und Zukunft.
[Quelle: Frank Lobeck, EKZ]

Im Vorwort ihres Buches schreibt die Autorin selbstbewusst: „Ich kann Ihnen versprechen: Sie werden es nicht bereuen, dieses Buch in die Hände genommen zu haben.“ Dem ist insofern zuzustimmen, als der Leser darin auf anregende Weise mit neuen und weltbildprägenden Erkenntnissen der Biologie vertraut gemacht wird (…) Ich muss gestehen, dass ich aus dem Buch viel gelernt habe.
[Quelle: Martin Koch, NEUES DEUTSCHLAND]

Auf vieles gibt Schroeder Antworten, schafft es, eine Zukunft für den Menschen erkennen zu lassen und dabei auch in die Vergangenheit zu blicken, um die Gegenwart bewältigen zu können.
[Quelle: Konrad Holzer, BUCHKULTUR]

Ein Parcoursritt durch die Evolution, den die Wiener Biochemikerin wie auch in ihren bisherigen Büchern mit Bravour meistert, sodass es für Laien wie auch Wissenschaftsinteressierte viel zu entdecken gibt.
[Quelle: PROFIL WISSEN]

Das neueste Werk der Wissenschaftlerin Renée Schroeder sollte in keiner Bibliothek fehlen.
[Quelle: SCHWARZATALER ONLINE]

… hoch interessant (…) außerordentlich gut zu lesen…
[Quelle: DIE FURCHE]

Intelligente Aufklärung
[Quelle: TVMEDIA]

Ein Buch mit vielen Basisinformationen und noch viel mehr Stoff zum Nachdenken.
[Quelle: UNIVERSUM MAGAZIN]

Dieses populärwissenschaftliche Buch verbindet jüngste biologische Erkenntnisse mit Fragen der gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung.
[Quelle: Arne Manzeschke, PUBLIK-FORUM]

(…) ein Blick auf den Werdegang des Menschen und in seine Zukunft. Dabei verbindet die Autorin biologische Erkenntnisse mit Fragen gesellschaftlicher Entwicklung.
[Quelle: KURIER]

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