Ancestral Roots: Modern Living and Human Evolution

Ancestral Roots: Modern Living and Human Evolution

by Timothy Clack
     
 

Human evolution explains how we have found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Issues of modern living; depression, obesity, and environmental destruction, can be understood in relation to our evolutionary past. This book shows how an awareness of this past and its relation to the present can help limit their impact on the future.

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Human evolution explains how we have found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Issues of modern living; depression, obesity, and environmental destruction, can be understood in relation to our evolutionary past. This book shows how an awareness of this past and its relation to the present can help limit their impact on the future.

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"This is an interesting book from several perspectives, not the least of which is Clack's ability to tell a lively, interesting story. What could be more entertaining than a well-written account of human evolution and the myriad complexities of modern life that owe their existence, at least in part, to our hominid ancestry? Clack (Oxford) asks a basic question: how did humans get into the mess they are in with respect to such things as health, homicide, racism, ageism, and environmental destruction? Clack answers these questions authoritatively and assertively, drawing on evolutionary biology and psychology, ethnology, and archaeology. His knowledge is prodigious, as is his ability to pull seemingly disparate pieces of information together." --CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230201828
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Series:
MacSci Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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