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Ancestral Roots: Modern Living and Human Evolution
     

Ancestral Roots: Modern Living and Human Evolution

by T. 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. 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. An awareness of this past and its relation to the present can help limit their impact on the future.

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'When it comes to non-fiction books and depending on the subject matter, there are reads and important reads. 'Ancestral Roots' comes under important reads...a thorough investigation with a compelling authoritative tone.' - Geoff Willmetts, SF Crowsnest

'Ancestral Roots is a fluent and wide-ranging account' - Times Higher Education Supplement

'It's a very accessible book, packed with fascinating titbits' - Oxford Times

'If you enjoy relating man's primitive roots to his all-too-fallible present... you will find this book entertaining'. Oliver Gillie, Medical Journalists Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230201828
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/14/2008
Series:
Macmillan Science Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Clack is Lecturer in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Oxford, UK and Director of Studies in the subject at Christ Church and St. Peter’s Colleges. He moved to Oxford after holding several teaching positions and completing a Ph.D. in Archaeology at the University of Manchester. Amidst his various teaching commitments, he has conducted archaeological, anthropological and primatological research throughout Africa, Europe, and South East Asia. He has authored numerous books, scientific papers, and magazine articles covering a wide range of subjects from human evolution and human-animal relations to religious experience and the popular media. Outside of academia he is also a director of Redemics a corporate responsibility consultancy. In his spare time he enjoys being immersed in the British countryside pursuing his interests of hiking and photography.

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