Eve: How The Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution

Science, Study & Work, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 30/05/2024
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How did wet nurses drive civilization? Are women always the weaker sex? Is sexism useful for evolution? And are our bodies at war with our babies?

In Eve, Cat Bohannon answers questions scientists should have been addressing for decades. With boundless curiosity and sharp wit, she covers the past 200 million years to explain the specific science behind the development of the female sex. Eve is not only a sweeping revision of human history, it's an urgent and necessary corrective for a world that has focused primarily on the male body for far too long. Bohannon's findings, including everything from the way C-sections in the industrialized world are rearranging women's pelvic shape to the surprising similarities between pus and breast milk, will completely change what you think you know about evolution and why Homo sapiens have become such a successful and dominant species, from tool use to city building to the development of language.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529156171
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Weight: 429g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 41 mm

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Fascinating book.
I am not a big reader of Non- Fiction but this sounded interesting. I read this over a long time (my 'bathroom' book) but it was perfect for dipping in & o... READ MORE
Maggie Macdonald
Not for me
Stylistically I found this quite hard going. There's a lot of opinion or theorising thrown in among the scientific fact, which is offputting. With than... READ MORE
Amazing book
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from cover to cover, extremely informative and insightful and i definitely recommend reading this if you have any interest i... READ MORE
Gemma Dyer
Admire the ambition of this book, but feel that in parts it lost its way.
This is a very interesting and enjoyable read, and I admire the ambition of writing it. The footnotes can break up the flow of the writing a little, but fo... READ MORE