Being Human

Being Human

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Hardback Published on: 01/06/2023
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Being Human is history made flesh. It will change the way you see the world. We are a wonder of evolution. Powerful yet dextrous, instinctive yet thoughtful, we are expert communicators and innovators. Our exceptional abilities have created the civilisation we know today. But we're also deeply flawed. Our bodies break, choke and fail, whether we're kings or peasants. Diseases thwart our boldest plans. Our psychological biases have been at the root of terrible decisions in both war and peacetime. This extraordinary contradiction is the essence of what it means to be human - the sum total of our frailties and our faculties. And history has played out in the balance between them. Now, for the first time, Lewis Dartnell tells our story through the lens of this unique, capricious and fragile nature. He explores how our biology has shaped our relationships, our societies, our economies and our wars, and how it continues to challenge and define our progress.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781847926708
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 592g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 34 mm

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Being Human
A Fascinating Look At Our Centuries of Triumphs & Tribulations
Being Human is a fascinating and surprisingly readable romp through the marvels and miscalculations of human evolution and the myriad miracles and pitfalls... READ MORE
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Being Human
For anyone asking ‘how did we get here?’
Another fascinating exploration of who we are and how we got here by Lewis Dartnell, and a great companion to Origins. Finds a perfect balance between acce... READ MORE
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