Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us

Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us

by Vybarr Cregan-Reid


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788400220
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 514,193
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

What Becomes You? 6

Part I 500,000,000-30,000BCE Primates Change: Movement, Mechanics & Migrations 26

Chapter 1 Getting Up & Running 36

Chapter 2 Stand Up 50

Winding Back 62

Part II 30,000BCE-1700CE Seeds, Settlements & Cities 66

Chapter 3 Planting Seeds, Processing Food & Life Under Cover 72

Chapter 4 Soil, Toil & Growth 89

Chapter 5 Exercise, Ergonomics & Life & Death In The City 105

Winding Back 122

Part III 1700-1910 Mines, Spines, Smoke & Steam 129

Chapter 6 Developing (Bad) Work Habits 151

Chapter 7 Early Air Pollution - or The Big Choke 173

Winding Back 182

Part IV 1910-present The Sedentary or "Digital" Revolution 188

Chapter 8 The Waist Land 216

Chapter 9 Drowning in Air 238

Winding Back 255

Part V The Future: Homo Sapiens Ineptus 264

Chapter 10 Hands & A Digital Revolution 266

Epilogue 283

Endnotes 300

Index 312

Acknowledgements 319

Picture Credits 320

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