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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us
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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us (Paperback)

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'From your brain to your fingertips, you emerge from her book entertained and with a deeper understanding of yourself' Richard Dawkins



'A masterful account of why our bodies are the way they are . . . this book really shines . . . Roberts's lightness of touch is joyous, and celebratory' Observer



'Witty, personal and above all informed by passion and deep knowledge, this is the story of you, not just from conception onwards but from the millions of years of evolution that have shaped the way we are today' Adam Rutherford



***SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE***



Alice Roberts takes you on the most incredible journey, revealing your path from a single cell to a complex embryo to a living, breathing, thinking person. It's a story that connects us with our distant ancestors and an extraordinary, unlikely chain of events that shaped human development and left a mark on all of us. Alice Roberts uses the latest research to uncover the evolutionary history hidden in all of us, from the secrets found only in our embryos and genes - including why as embroyos we have what look like gills - to those visible in your anatomy. This is a tale of discovery, exploring why and how we have developed as we have. This is your story, told as never before.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesHuman biologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesEvolutionScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Quercus Publishing Publication Date: 02/04/2015 ISBN-13: 9781848664791  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alice Roberts is an anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, anthropologist, television presenter, author and professor at the University of Birmingham. She has presented The Incredible Human Journey and Coast on BBC 2 and Inside Science on Radio 4. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children.

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I enjoyed this book and read it through fairly quickly. The good bits about the book are that it is full of interesting information and there is much to wonder and marvel at. However it is a bit technical at times. You need to work quite hard to visualise what she is describing, perhaps more and better diagrams and pictures would have helped.

- 24/06/2015
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