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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.)
Evolving discussed, in great detail, evolution and human history. This book talked about evidence from our bodies- how much of our anatomy makes sense only "in light of evolution", that we share much of our anatomy with our evolutionary relatives, but with adaptations, how different structures evolved from common ancestry. Evidence from fossil records show the 7 million year journey through hominid evolution. Evidence from geography tells much about human evolution and human migration from our o ...more