Becoming wild…

We may think culture is strictly a human accomplishment. This book looks into 3 non-human cultures in some of Earth’s remaining wild places. Shows how a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, a chimpanzee experience life with the understanding it’s an individual within a community. We aren’t who we are by genes alone. Our culture is a second form of inheritance received from thousands of individuals as pools of knowledge passing through generations. Cultures grow & evolve, so does collective learning. As situations shift, so does our community’s capacity to learn, especially social learning which allows behaviours to adjust much faster than genes alone could adapt.

Becoming Wild – Amazon

Becoming Wild brings us close to the lives of animals to show how they teach, evolve & learn. With reporting from deep in nature, Carl Safina offers a fresh understanding of what is constantly going on beyond humanity.

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