The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

by  Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts takes you on the most incredible journey, revealing your path from a single cell to a complex embryo to a living, breathing, thinking person. It’s a story that connects us with our distant ancestors and an extraordinary, unlikely chain of events that shaped human development and left a mark on all of us. Alice Roberts uses the latest research to uncover the evolutionary history hidden in all of us, from the secrets found only in our embryos and genes – including why as embroyos we have what look like gills – to those visible in your anatomy. This is a tale of discovery, exploring why and how we have developed as we have. This is your story, told as never before.

"From your brain to your fingertips, you emerge from her book entertained and with a deeper understanding of yourself" - Richard Dawkins

"A masterful account of why our bodies are the way they are...this book really shines...Roberts’s lightness of touch is joyous, and celebratory" - Observer

Paperback details:
Size: 131 x 198 x 27 (mm)
Pages: 400
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781848664791

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