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Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters
This persuasive, elegantly written book argues that understanding evolution has never mattered more in human history. The author not only uses evidence from archaeology, geography, anatomy, biochemistry, radiometric dating, cell biology, chromosomes, and DNA to establish the inescapable conclusion that we evolved and are still evolving, he also explains in detail how healt...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Prometheus Books
(first published January 1st 2012)
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An excellent overview of human evolution, showing the clear and abundant scientific evidence for it, but more importantly why evolution is so important for us to understand today, because it affects our health, allows us to feed humanity, and protects our environment. Well written and easy to read, I recommend this for anyone wondering how evolution (particularly human evolution) is relevant to us today. (The author is a former dean of Undergraduate Education at BYU.)