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What is new in the second edition?

In this edition a great many new features have been incorporated, both recent academic discoveries and fresh insights by the author.
 
Furthermore, in 23 new text boxes a wide range of topics is discussed, varying from the Origin of Cosmic World Views to How Violent Have Humans Been?
 
As a result, this book is significantly enriched compared to the first edition. Yet the general approach has not changed.
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