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

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


作者  /  Adam Rutherford

出版社 / WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON

出版日期 / 2018/09/13

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$599

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英國遺傳學家、A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived作者、BBC廣播公司第四台《Inside Science》節目主持人Adam Rutherford最新力作!



We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but is there really anything special about us that sets us apart from other animals? Humans are the slightest of twigs on a single family tree that encompasses four billion years, a lot of twists and turns, and a billion species. All of those organisms are rooted in a single origin, with a common code that underwrites our existence. This paradox - that our biology is indistinct from all life, yet we consider ourselves to be special - lies at the heart of who we are.

In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: we are not the only species that communicates, makes tools, utilises fire, or has sex for reasons other than to make new versions of ourselves. Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop our culture to a level of complexity that outstrips any other observed in nature.

THE BOOK OF HUMANS tells the story of how we became the creatures we are today, bestowed with the unique ability to investigate what makes us who we are. Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, it is a thrilling compendium of what unequivocally fixes us as animals, and reveals how we are extraordinary among them.







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誠品26碼 /2681648776007
ISBN 13 /9780297609414
ISBN 10 /0297609416
EAN /9780297609414

頁數272
尺寸23.5X17.9X2CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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