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How to Be Human : The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence - Scientist New

How to Be Human

The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence

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Published: 26th September 2017
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What is it that makes us human? Is it language, imagination, morality, or is it that we cook and wear shoes? Or perhaps we are less human than we think (Neanderthal and Denisovan genes can be found within all of us!).

Once again, New Scientist have all of the fascinating and unexpected answers, and - just as they did for the universe in The Origin of (almost) Everything - in How to be Human they take us on a tour around the human body and brain, taking in everything from evolution to email, from the Stone Age to Spotify.

How do languages change the way our brains are wired? What can evolutionary theory tell us about who we are attracted to? How does your voice give away clues about your political views, your sexual allure and even your salary? Why is gossip the human version of a gorilla picking fleas from its mate? And how can you live to 100?

From the body to language , through emotions and possessions, to the most tricky questions about life and death, New Scientist's witty essays sit alongside enlightening illustrations that range from how your brain creates the illusion of 'self' to the allure of body odour.

About the Author

Since the first magazine was published in 1956, New Scientist has established a world-beating reputation for exploring and uncovering the latest developments and discoveries in science and technology, placing them in context and exploring what they mean for the future. Each week through a variety of different channels, including print, online, social media and more, New Scientist reaches over four million highly engaged readers - over a million readers for the print magazine alone.

ISBN: 9781473629288
ISBN-10: 1473629284
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th September 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 19.6  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.07
Edition Number: 1