Evolution: The Human Story, 2nd Edition
Revised Edition, Hardcover
This unrivaled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face-to-face with your ancient ancestors. Traveling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans.
Evolution investigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in. Key fossil finds are showcased on double-page feature spreads. Detailed maps show where each species has been found and plot the gradual spread of humans around the world.
The book has been fully updated to include the latest discoveries and research--including the newly discovered species Homo naledi--and presents the latest thinking on some of the most captivating questions in science, such as whether modern humans and Neanderthals interacted with each other. Written and authenticated by a team of acknowledged experts and illustrated by renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers, Evolution presents the story of our species with unique richness, authority, and detail.
About the Author
Alice Roberts is a medical doctor who has taught anatomy and conducted research into human origins. An experienced science communicator, she has been Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012. Alice made her television debut in 2001 and since then has hosted various BBC science series, including Coast and The Incredible Human Journey, and several episodes of Horizon. She has written seven popular science books, including The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015. Alice is also the author of DK's The Complete Human Body.