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The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us
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Adam Rutherford
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The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us

Adam Rutherford


Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular science


272 pages

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Waging war?

Sex for pleasure?

Creating art?

Mastery of fire?

In this thrilling tour of the animal kingdom, Adam Rutherford tells the story of how we became the unique creatures we are today. Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, THE BOOK OF HUMANS is a dazzling compendium of what unequivocally fixes us as animals, and reveals how we are extraordinary among them.

By:   Adam Rutherford
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9781780229089
ISBN 10:   1780229089
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. He studied genetics at University College London, and during his PhD on the developing eye, he was part of a team that identified the first genetic cause of a form of childhood blindness. He has written and presented many award-winning series and programmes for the BBC, including the flagship weekly Radio 4 programme INSIDE SCIENCE and THE CURIOUS CASES OF RUTHERFORD & FRY with Dr Hannah Fry. He is the author CREATION, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Prize, A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED, and most recently, THE BOOK OF HUMANS.

Charming, compelling and packed with information. I learned more about biology from this short book than I did from years of science lessons Adam Rutherford is a superb communicator, who eruditely explores the borderlands of history, archaeology, genetics and anthropology in this fascinating tour of our species Deftly outlined, concisely constructed and filled with intriguing observations and anecdotes. Engaging...witty...and blessedly succinct - Observer A beautiful compendium of sketches about the wonders of evolution, which also takes in genetics, the origins of language and much else - Guardian

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