The Story of the Human Body

Evolution, Health, and Disease

Recommended by Suzana Herculano-Houzel, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #11 in Anatomy, Ranked #13 in Human Bodysee more rankings.

A landmark book of popular science—a lucid, engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years and of how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and the modern world is fueling the paradox of greater longevity but more chronic disease. 
In a book that illuminates, as never before, the evolutionary story of the human body, Daniel Lieberman deftly examines the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the advent of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the rise of...

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Suzana Herculano-Houzel Dan Lieberman puts the brain into the context of the body as a whole. (Source)

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