Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution

Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution


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Are humans still subject to the forces of evolution? An evolutionary biologist provides surprising insights into the future of Homo sapiens

In this intriguing book, evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon draws on the explosion of discoveries in recent years to examine the future evolution of our species. Combining knowledge of our past with current trends, Solomon offers convincing evidence that evolutionary forces still affect us today. But how will modernization—including longer lifespans, changing diets, global travel, and widespread use of medicine and contraceptives—affect our evolutionary future?

Solomon presents an entertaining and accessible review of the latest research on human evolution in modern times, drawing on fields from genomics to medicine and the study of our microbiome. Surprising insights, on topics ranging from the rise of online dating and Cesarean sections to the spread of diseases such as HIV and Ebola, suggest that we are entering a new phase in human evolutionary history—one that makes the future less predictable and more interesting than ever before.

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ISBN-13: 9781515911968
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Scott Solomon is an evolutionary biologist and science writer. He teaches ecology, evolutionary biology, and scientific communication at Rice University, where he is a Professor in the Practice in the Department of BioSciences. He lives in Houston, Texas.

Donald Corren is a New York actor whose credits include leading roles on and Off-Broadway, as well as numerous television appearances. He played the role of forensic tech Medill on NBC's Law & Order for eight seasons, and currently appears as Dr. Kurian on Syfy's Z Nation.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully written and brilliantly executed. Solomon's sense of story, the way he weaves the personal into the scholarly, and his ability to depict the discovery process as an enthralling narrative all do a great service for science.