The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History

Howard K. Bloom

Published by U.S.A.: Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1995
ISBN 10: 0871135329 / ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Rare, Collectible 1st Printing; FINE Hardcover in Unclipped NEAR Fine Dustjacket. 1995 Atlantic Monthly Press Stated 1st Edition, 1st Printing with full number line to 1, a COLLECTIBLE "True" 1st Edition. NEAR FLAWLESS Pictorial DJ is bright, unclipped with original $24.00 price on DJ flap; DJ is fresh, immaculate and is fully intact; only flaws to DJ are a small v-shaped chip at top of spine and a slight bump to top front corner; DJ has no other SHELFWEAR of any KIND; there are no tears, rips, stains ,scuffing scratches. FINE Book is Fresh, Immaculate and Completely unmarked Inside and out; No remainder or publisher overstock marks on book edge; no bookseller stamps or stickers; no x-library detritus; no prior owner signature, gift inscription, bookplate, seal, notes, underlining or other markings. Book has clean, square, tight text block; pages are clean, crisp, white and bright. No missing, soiled, dog-eared damaged, loose or missing pages. Cloth cover boards,binding, corners, and endpapers are all impeccable. Spine is straight, unbroken and there is no leaning or cocking. The top end is bumped o/w spine is in perfect condition. Book is wrapped professionally and shipped promptly in a new, hard box with special, protective packaging, We don't use old newspapers, supermarket bags, "Baggies",reused post office envelopes or boxes as packing materials. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.07 avg rating
(2,053 ratings)

Synopsis: The Lucifer Principle is a revolutionary work that explores the intricate relationships between genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that "evil" is a by-product of nature's strategies for creation and that it is woven into our most basic biological fabric.
In a sweeping narrative that moves lucidly among sophisticated scientific disciplines and covers the entire span of the earth's, as well as mankind's, history, Howard Bloom challenges some of our most popular scientific assumptions. Drawing on evidence from studies of the most primitive organisms to those on ants, apes, and humankind, the author makes a persuasive case that it is the group, or "superorganism," rather than the lone individual that really matters in the evolutionary struggle. But, Bloom asserts, the prominence of society and culture does not necessarily mitigate against our most violent, aggressive instincts. In fact, under the right circumstances the mentality of the group will only amplify our most primitive and deadly urges.
In Bloom's most daring contention he draws an analogy between the biological material whose primordial multiplication began life on earth and the ideas, or "memes," that define, give cohesion to, and justify human superorganisms. Some of the most familiar memes are utopian in nature - Christianity or Marxism; nonetheless, these are fueled by the biological impulse to climb to the top of the hierarchy. With the meme's insatiable hunger to enlarge itself, we have a precise prescription for war.
Biology is not destiny; but human culture is not always the buffer to our more primitive instincts we would like to think it is. In these complex threads of thought lies the Lucifer Principle, and only through understanding its mandates will we be able to avoid the nuclear crusades that await us in the twenty-first century.

About the Author:

Howard Bloom has debated one-on-one with senior officials from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Gaza's Hamas on Iran's al-Alam TV. He has dissected headline issues over thirty times on Saudi Arabia's KSA2-TV, Ekhbariya TV, Economics TV, and on Iran's global English-language Press-TV. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler, who doubles as the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, has named a racehorse after one of Bloom's books. And Britain's Channel 4 TV says Bloom is the Einstein, Newton, Darwin, and Freud of the twenty-first century.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific ...
Publisher: U.S.A.: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Howard K. Bloom
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1995. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP13258164

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 17.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Howard K. Bloom
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sequitur Books
(Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Remainder mark. Seller Inventory # 1702130033

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 19.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Bloom, Howard
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, New York (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hackenberg Booksellers ABAA
(El Cerrito, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1995. [xii] 466p., dj. Seller Inventory # 025787

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 20.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Howard K. Bloom
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1995. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0871135329-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 28.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Howard Bloom
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, New York, U.S.A. (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Shelf
(Salem, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Seller Inventory # 008362

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Howard K. Bloom
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0871135329

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 25.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Howard K. Bloom
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1995. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0871135329_4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 34.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Howard K. Bloom
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookStore Independent
(Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # 16083139

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 35.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.97
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Bloom, Howard
Published by The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Independent Books
(Long Beach, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1995. Paper Over Boards. Condition: Fine (-). Dust Jacket Condition: Fine (-). True First Edition (stated). Puts forth the thesis that evil is a by product of nature's strategies for creation, woven into our most basic biological fabric. From the collection of Wayne Prescott Suttles, renowned anthropologist, scholar, and linguist regarding many Pacific cultures, and especially the U.S. Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people. Provenance provided upon request. Condition notes: 446 numbered pp; HB w/DJ. Pages: clean, bright, tight, f.e. deckled; a.e. lt tanned. Cover: gray, device blindstamped front, black titles spine; minimal shelfwear, t.e. faded. DJ: unclipped, black/pink. 4 squares to front, white titles front/spine; minimal edge/shelfwear. Seller Inventory # 035485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 40.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Bloom, Howard K.
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, New York (1995)
ISBN 10: 0871135329 ISBN 13: 9780871135322
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rare Book Cellar
(Pomona, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Smudge to FEP. Stated First Edition. ; 9 X 6.30 X 1.50 inches; 480 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Seller Inventory # 72969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 39.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 10 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book