Springer Nature IDER-Series: Interdisciplinary Evolution Research
About the Series
The peer-reviewed book series Interdisciplinary Evolution Research provides a scholarly platform for rigorous scientific, epistemological, and educational investigations into biological, sociocultural, and technological evolution. Volumes focus on well-defined evolutionary problems that benefit from inter- and transdisciplinary analysis with the goal to develop unified jargon and methodology thereby enabling the crossing of disciplinary boundaries.
- The Evolution of Social Communication in Primates, Marco Pina & Nathalie Gontier (eds)
- Macroevolution: Explanation, Interpretation, Evidence, Emanuele Serrelli & Nathalie Gontier (eds)
- Reticulate Evolution: Symbiogenesis and Horizontal Gene Transfer, Nathalie Gontier (ed)
- Cultural Phylogenetics: Concepts and Applications in Archaeology, Larissa Mendoza Straffon (ed)
- Evolution of Primate Social Cognition, Laura Desirèe Di Paolo, Fabio Di Vincenzo, and Francesca De Petrillo (eds)
Cultural Phylogenetics book
- By Mark Pagel for The Quarterly Review of Biology
- By Johann-Mattis List for the journal Systematic Biology
- By Johann-Mattis List for the World of phylogenetic Networks blog
Reticulate Evolution book
Social Communications Book
Oxford Handbook on Human Symbolic Evolution (Lock A, Sinha C, Gontier N, eds), forthcoming in 2019
This Handbook will function as a follow up of the 1996 edition composed by Andrew Lock and Charles Peters.
The new edition integrates contemporary evolutionary biological thought that is moving toward an extended synthesis, offering the possibility of rethinking the causal nexus driving human symbolic evolution. It details how these extended evolutionary theories provide new tools to identify the units (defining features) and levels (biological and sociocultural loci) of symbolic behavior across space and time; offering new ways of determining which of our human ancestors were behaviorally and symbolically modern. Summaries and syntheses are given on competing archaeological hypotheses and theories on the pace whereby symbolism evolved and how cognitive primatology and comparative psychology contribute significantly to clarifying what counts as evidence for symbolic capacities and practices in human, primate and other animal lineages. The book ends with the current age with scholars that examine where our symbolic evolution has brought us, and how the invention of writing, digitalization, globalization, multiculturalism and transhumanism brings forth an overall techno-scientific realm of extended and global minds that surpass the biological, cognitive and sociocultural.
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