Evolution The Human Story

Evolution The Human Story

Published by DK

By Alice Roberts

RRP: £20.00

Book description

This unrivalled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face to face with your ancient ancestors.

Travelling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans.

Evolution investigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in. Key fossil finds are showcased on double-page feature spreads. Detailed maps show where each species has been found and plot the gradual spread of humans around the world.

The book has been fully updated to include the latest discoveries and research - including the newly discovered species Homo naledi - and presents the latest thinking on some of the most captivating questions in science, such as whether modern humans and Neanderthals interacted with each other.

Written and authenticated by a team of experts and illustrated by renowned Dutch palaeoartists the Kennis brothers, Evolution presents the story of our species with unique richness, authority, and detail.