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Primate Change

How the world we made is remaking us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

(author)

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This is the road from climate change to primate change.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us A01 By (author) N Vybarr Cregan-Reid 240 160 36 600 BB Hardback 320 Cassell Illustrated Octopus Publishing Group London United Kingdom PSAF Ecological science, the Biosphere JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography JHMP Physical anthropology HBAH Historiography HBG General & world history RNA Environmentalist thought & ideology RGM Biogeography JMH Social, group or collective psychology HBL History: earliest times to present day JHM Anthropology 1.3 PSAF JHMC JHM NHAH NHB RNA RGM JMH Ecological science, the Biosphere Social & cultural anthropology Anthropology Historiography General & world history Environmentalist thought & ideology Biogeography Social, group or collective psychology This is the road from climate change to primate change. 'A work of remarkable scope' - Guardian FT Best science books of 2018 Primate Change has been adapted into a radio series for the BBC WORLD SERVICE.* This is the road from climate change to primate change. PRIMATE CHANGE is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. Spanning the entirety of human history - from primate to transhuman - Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition. In the last two hundred years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene', or the Age of Man. But while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit, the ways of living that we have been building have, as if under the cover of darkness, been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too. Primate Change beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies, built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now. 'Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. Our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response.' Entertaining and thought-provoking * Literary Review * An excellent evaluation of our bodily shortcomings * Financial Times * Nature and nurture commingle to fascinating effect. * Nature * Vybarr Cregan-Reid is an author and academic. He is Reader in English & Environmental Humanities in the School of English at the University of Kent. His most recent book is Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human (Ebury 2016, paperback June 2017), which reviewers called 'delightful', 'impassioned and energetic', and 'a blazing achievement'. He has written widely on the subjects of literature, health, nature and the environment for the BBC, the Guardian, The Independent, The Big Issue, The Telegraph, The Mail, The Washington Post, The I Newspaper, Wanderlust, Literary Review, New Zealand Herald and he has appeared on Radio 4 and Sky News. 20092018 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 16.99 0.00 16.99 This price includes a tax element GB 40 Not available (reason unspecified) 15 BERT GARD Y

'A work of remarkable scope' - Guardian

FT Best science books of 2018

Primate Change has been adapted into a radio series for the BBC WORLD SERVICE.

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This is the road from climate change to primate change.

PRIMATE CHANGE is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. Spanning the entirety of human history - from primate to transhuman - Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition.

In the last two hundred years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene', or the Age of Man. But while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit, the ways of living that we have been building have, as if under the cover of darkness, been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too.

Primate Change beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies, built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now.

'Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. Our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response.'

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Book publisherOctopus Publishing Group
Publication date20 Sep 2018
FormatHardback
Pages320
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