What Makes Us Human?

Pages: 272
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: illustrations

What Makes Us Human?

In What Makes us Human? some of the world's most brilliant thinkers offer their answers to this perennial puzzle, shedding new


light on how and why our ancestors produced such clever, talented, and unlikely progeny.
Paperback
9781851685196 (26 Oct 2007)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

In What Makes us Human? some of the world's


most brilliant thinkers answer this perennial


puzzle. Is it our imagination or our knack for


cooking? Is it because we are social, scientific,


or spiritual? Exploring the true nature of human


nature, What Makes us Human? sheds new


light on how and why our ancestors produced


such clever, talented, and unlikely progeny.


With contributions by Susan Blackmore, Robin


Dunbar, Stephen Oppenheimer, Ian Tattersall, and


more.For all to enjoy.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 272
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations illustrations

 

About the Author

Professor Charles Pasternak is a biochemist and founding Director of the Oxford International Biomedical Centre, and the author of numerous books including Quest: The Essence of Humanity. He lives in Oxford.

Reviews

Mass Market Recommendation

- Publishing News

"All the contributions are extremely thought provoking"

- Focus Magazine

"We have here 12 essays by different hands providing different anwers to the question: What it is about human beings that makes them different from even their closest cousins, the chimpanzees?"

- The Times Higher Educational Supplement

Though brief, this collection of essays represents some of the best thinking regarding the question of what makes human beings unique among diverse species."

- Choice

"There is a feast of philosophy here."

- The Times Higher Educational Supplement