Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us
Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us

Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid
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'An excellent evaluation of our bodily shortcomings' - Financial Times
'Nature and nurture commingle to fascinating effect.' Nature

This is the road from climate change to primate change.Primate Change has been adapted into a radio series for the BBC WORLD SERVICE.


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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ISBN 9781788400220
Publisher Octopus Publishing Group
Format Hardback
Pages 320
Publication date 20 September 2018

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