Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War, and the Evolution of Us

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  • Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War, and the Evolution of Us
Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War, and the Evolution of Us
$15.95
Available for Backorder
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Publisher's Note: The Book of Humans was previously published in hardcover as Humanimal.

In this new evolutionary history, geneticist Adam Rutherford explores the profound paradox of the human animal. Looking for answers across the animal kingdom, he finds that many things once considered exclusively human are not: We aren't the only species that "speaks," makes tools, or has sex outside of procreation. Seeing as our genome is 98 percent identical to a chimpanzee's, our DNA doesn't set us far apart, either. How, then, did we develop the most complex culture ever observed? The Book of Humans proves that we are animals indeed--and reveals how we truly are extraordinary.
Description
Publisher's Note: The Book of Humans was previously published in hardcover as Humanimal.

In this new evolutionary history, geneticist Adam Rutherford explores the profound paradox of the human animal. Looking for answers across the animal kingdom, he finds that many things once considered exclusively human are not: We aren't the only species that "speaks," makes tools, or has sex outside of procreation. Seeing as our genome is 98 percent identical to a chimpanzee's, our DNA doesn't set us far apart, either. How, then, did we develop the most complex culture ever observed? The Book of Humans proves that we are animals indeed--and reveals how we truly are extraordinary.
ISBN
9781615195909
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Publication Date
April 1, 2020
Binding
Paperback
Item Condition
New