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Human Errors

A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

Nathan Lents



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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
26 May 2020
Anatomy; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Human biology
We like to think of ourselves as highly evolved. But if we are evolution's greatest creation, why are we so badly designed? We have retinas that face backward, we must find vitamins and nutrients in our diets that other animals simply make for themselves and millions of us can't reproduce successfully without help from modern science. And that's just the beginning of the story. Biologist Nathan H. Lents takes us on an entertaining and illuminating tour of our four-billion-year-long evolutionary saga, and shows us how each of our flaws tells us a story about our species' history.
By:   Nathan Lents
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   220g
ISBN:   9781474608350
ISBN 10:   1474608353
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   26 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nathan H. Lents is a professor of biology at John Jay College at The City University of New York. He is the author of Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals. @nathanlents

Reviews for Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

HUMAN ERRORS is outstanding, scholarly yet entertaining. Perhaps inadvertently, this funny book argues that if there is an intelligent designer, he is comically hopeless An entertaining and enlightening guide to human imperfections - FINANCIAL TIMES Spry, plausible, free from jargon . . . the most enjoyable anatomical study since Jonathan Miller's The Body in Question - THE TIMES Chatty and humorous . . . After reading Human Errors, nobody will see their body in the same way again - DAILY EXPRESS

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