The Monkey in the Mirror

The Monkey in the Mirror

Essays on Science and What Makes Us Human

Book - 2002
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Nothing fascinates us more than explorations of human origins,
and nobody tells the story better than Ian Tattersall.

What makes us so different? How did we get this way? How do we know? And what exactly are we? These questions are what make human evolution a subject of general fascination. Ian Tattersall, one of those rare scientists who is also a graceful writer, addresses them in this delightful book.

Writing in an informal essay style, Tattersall leads the reader around the world and into the far reaches of the past, showing what the science of human evolution is up against-from the sparsity of evidence to the pressures of religious fundamentalism. Looking with dispassion and humor at our origins, Tattersall offers a wholly new definition of what it is to be human.

Delightful stories, scientific wisdom, fresh insight-the perfect science book.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151005208
0151005206
Characteristics: xiv, 203 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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