The Story of the Human Body explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. Our 21st-century lifestyles, argues Dan Lieberman, are out of sync with our stone-age bodies.
Never have we been so healthy and long-lived - but never, too, have we been so prone to a slew of problems that were, until recently, rare or unknown, from asthma, to diabetes, to - scariest of all - overpopulation.
The Story of the Human Body asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history - both ancient and recent - can help us evaluate how we use our bodies. And what is the human body's future?
About the Author
Daniel Lieberman is the Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard and a leader in the field. He has written nearly 100 articles, many appearing in the journals Nature and Science, and his cover story on barefoot running in Nature was picked up by major media the world over. His research and discoveries have been highlighted in newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Discover, and National Geographic.
Monumental. The Story of the Human Body, by one of our leading experts, takes us on an epic voyage that reveals how the past six million years shaped every part of us - our heads, limbs, and even our metabolism. Through Lieberman's eyes, evolutionary history not only comes alive, it also becomes the means to understand, and ultimately influence, our body's future -- Neil Shubin, author of Your Inner Fish
No one understands the human body like Daniel Lieberman or tells its story more eloquently. He's found a tale inside our skin that's riveting, enlightening, and more than a little frightening -- Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run
Series: Penguin Underground Lines
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 19th November 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1