This book is a fun read. It is a pretty good overview of what genetics, epigenetics and archaeology have to tell us about human evolution. The author shows the interaction between our genes and the environment and explores things like the relationship between farming, food and the development of our teeth and jaws or why we are taller or shorter at various times in human history. I read a lot of books that explore these themes, so I did not find much here that was astonishing or new, but the book is up-to-date (2018) as a book like this can be.
I'm not usually one to complain about form of the book, but in this case I have taken off a star because the print is microscopic. I prefer these days to read on my Kindle where I can control the font. But if necessary I'll still read a paper book. I can't remember when I've had a book where the font is so tiny. It actually made the experience of reading this book less enjoyable than it should have been.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Cassell; 1 edition (25 September 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1788400224
- ISBN-13: 978-1788400220
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)