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Trivers, Robert 1943-

Works: 38 works in 148 publications in 11 languages and 6,591 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Documentary films  Environmental films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Anecdotes  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: QH437, 591.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert Trivers
Most widely held works by Robert Trivers
Genes in conflict : the biology of selfish genetic elements by Austin Burt( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Genes in Conflict introduces the interested reader to the subject of selfish genetic elements in all its aspects, from molecular and genetic to behavioral and evolutionary. Burt and Trivers give us access for the first time to a crucial area of research - now developing at an explosive rate - that is cohering as a unitary whole, with its own logic and interconnected questions, a subject certain to be of enduring importance to our understanding of genetics and evolution."--Jacket
Natural selection and social theory : selected papers of Robert L. Trivers by Robert Trivers( )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Trivers is one of the leading figures pioneering the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts and asymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the centrality of sociobiology, as well as some of his later on deceit in signalling, sex antagonistic genes, and imprinting. Trivers introduces each paper, setting them in their contemporary context, and critical evaluating them in the light of subsequent work and further developments. The result is a unique portrait of the intellectual development of sociobiology, with valuable insights of interest to evolutionary biology, anthropology, and psychology.--
The folly of fools : the logic of deceit and self-deception in human life by Robert Trivers( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the author's theorized evolutionary basis for self-deception, which he says is tied to group conflict, courtship, neurophysiology, and immunology, but can be negated by awareness of it and its results
Social evolution by Robert Trivers( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deceit and self-deception : fooling yourself the better to fool others by Robert Trivers( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this foundational book, Robert Trivers seeks to answer one of the most provocative and consequential questions to face humanity: why do we lie to ourselves? Deception is everywhere in nature. And nowhere more so than in our own species. We humans are especially good at telling others less - or more - than the truth. Why, however, would organisms both seek out information and then act to destroy it? In short, why practice self-deception? After decades of research, Robert Trivers has at last provided the missing theory to answer these questions. What emerges is a picture of deceit and self-deception as, at root, different sides of the same coin. We deceive ourselves the better to deceive others, and thereby reap the advantages. From space and aviation disasters to warfare, politics and religion, and the anxieties of our everyday social lives, Deceit and Self-Deception explains what really underlies a whole host of human problems. But can we correct our own biases? Are we doomed to indulge in fantasies, inflate our egos, and show off? Is it even a good idea to battle self-deception? With his characteristically wry and self-effacing wit, Trivers reveals how he finds self-deception everywhere in his own life, and shows us that while we may not always avoid it, we can now at least hope to understand it
Breath of Life - Our Future, Our Planet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
Vida indómita : aventuras de un biólogo evolutivo by Robert Trivers( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerado por la revista Time uno de los científicos y pensadores más importantes del siglo XX, Robert Trivers es una leyenda viva de la biología y las ciencias sociales. Sin embargo, a diferencia de otros científicos de renombre, Trivers ha estado entre rejas, en alguna ocasión hizo de chófer del líder de los Panteras Negras Huey Newton para ayudarlo a huir y fundó un grupo armado en Jamaica para proteger a los homosexuales frente a la violencia colectiva y los linchamientos. Con su inimitable voz, Trivers nos habla de la vida indómita que hay tras sus aportaciones científicas y comparte aquí opiniones sobre los temas más dispares, desde el racismo en Norteamérica hasta la historia de la psiquiatría, pasando por quién mató a Peter Tosh, el heredero musical de Bob Marley. Repleto de anécdotas sobre personalidades del ámbito científico como Richard Dawkins o Stephen Jay Gould, este libro interesará y entretendrá a cualquiera que sienta curiosidad por la ciencia, la condición humana o la naturaleza del genio creativo. "Quién hubiera imaginado que el pensador probablemente más original en teoría de la evolución haya tenido la extraordinaria vida que Robert Trivers cuenta en estas páginas. Trivers nos invita a un viaje delirante [...] El resultado son unas memorias extraordinariamente sinceras y únicas de una vida de locos." Richard Dawkins "Uno de los grandes sabios en la historia del pensamiento occidental." Steven Pinker
Le Nouvel esprit biologique by Richard Dawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet essai a bénéficié d'une première édition en français aux Editions Mengès en 1978 sous le titre ##Le gène égoïste##. Zoologiste, éthologiste et excellent vulgarisateur, Richard Dawkins présente, d'une manière simple et accessible, l'essentiel de la théorie sociale fondée sur la sélection naturelle darwinienne. Il nous raconte l'histoire même de la vie, notre histoire: D'où venons-nous? Qui sommes-nous? Où allons-nous? Il expose aussi ses propres hypothèses sur l'égoïsme et l'altruisme, l'instinct grégaire, la famille, etc. Un livre captivant
The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in German and Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawkin's theory that genes may reach outside the bodies in which they sit and manipulate other individuals is recapitulated in this book, the new edition of which has two new chapters - a summary of the arguments and a new argument on the co-operation between the selfish genes
Geni in conflitto : la biologia degli elementi genetici egoisti by Austin Burt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socio-biology, doing what comes naturally( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociobiology is the application of the Darwinian principles of natural selection to an understanding of human social traits, and to how certain characteristics like altruism, hierarchy, status behaviour, family conflict and warfare are related to the concept of reproductive success
Semegiau idenshi : Rikotekina iden inshi no seibutsugaku by Austin Burt( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'evoluzione dell'altruismo reciproco by Robert Trivers( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of a fraud : symmetry and dance by Robert Trivers( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yu mei zhe de yu mei : Zi qi yu qi pian bei hou de luo ji = The folly of fools by Robert Trivers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou xian tan dao zi qi de jin hua lun luo ji, Yi ji zi ran jie, Shen jing xin li xue, Jia ting, Liang xing, Mian yi xue zhong de zi qi he qi pian;Qi ci shi zi qi de xin li xue yuan li;Zai ci shi sheng huo zhong de zi qi, Bao kuo hang tian hang kong shi gu, Xu jia li shi xu shu, Zhan zheng he zong jiao;Ran hou shi she hui ke xue zhong de zi qi;Zui hou wo jiang hui dui wo men gai ru he kang ji zi qi ji chu zi ji de si kao
Wild life : adventures of an evolutionary biologist by Robert Trivers( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Trivers is a living legend in biology and the social sciences, a man the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker calls ''one of the great thinkers in the history of Western thought" and Time magazine named one of the greatest scientists and thinkers of the 20th Century. His theories on the evolutionary tensions between parent and offspring, sibling and sibling, man and woman, friend and friend, and a person and himself or herself have not only revolutionized genetics and evolutionary biology but have influenced disciplines from medicine and the social sciences to history, economics, and literary studies. But unlike other renowned scientists, Trivers has spent time behind bars, drove a getaway car for Huey P. Newton, and founded an armed group in Jamaica to protect gay men from mob violence. Now, in the entertaining tradition of Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman, Trivers tell us in his inimitable voice about the inimitable life behind the revolutionary science. He comments with irreverent wit and penetrating insight on everything from American racism to the history of psychiatry to who killed Peter Tosh, musical heir to Bob Marley. Sprinkled with anecdotes about such luminaries as Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould, and with photographs throughout, this volume is sure to enlighten and entertain anyone with an interest in science, the human condition, or the nature of creative genius
Natural selection and social behavior by Robert Trivers( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciencia es cultura : conversaciones en la nueva intersección entre ciencia y sociedad( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dzikie życie : przygody biologa ewolucyjnego by Robert Trivers( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prvine znanstvene teorije samozavajanja by Robert Trivers( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.08 for Genes in c ... to 0.98 for L'evoluzio ...)

The folly of fools : the logic of deceit and self-deception in human life
Natural selection and social theory : selected papers of Robert L. TriversThe folly of fools : the logic of deceit and self-deception in human lifeThe anatomy of a fraud : symmetry and dance
Alternative Names
Robert Trivers Amerikaans psycholoog

Robert Trivers Científic i pensador

Robert Trivers US-amerikanischer Biologe

Trivers, R. 1943-

Trivers, Robert

Trivers, Robert L. 1943-

Ρόμπερτ Τρίβερς

Триверс, Роберт

רוברט טריברס

رابرت تریورز

روبرت تريفيرس

რობერტ ტრივერსი

트리버스, 로버트

トリヴァース, ロバート