Explaining Humans

Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us About Life, Love and Relationships

Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 25/03/2021
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Explaining Humans
Genre-melding and wonderful.
This guidebook for a humans time on Earth is genre-melding and wonderful. Written by a neurodiverse scientist, the author explores what it is to be human a... READ MORE


Winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2020

Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, Camilla began to create her own. Now armed with a PhD in biochemistry, Camilla dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and a language she knows best: science.

Through a set of scientific principles, this book examines life's everyday interactions including:

- Decisions and the route we take to make them;
- Conflict and how we can avoid it;
- Relationships and how we establish them;
- Etiquette and how we conform to it.

Explaining Humans is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of social norms, written from the outside looking in. Camilla's unique perspective of the world, in turn, tells us so much about ourselves - about who we are and why we do it - and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected, happier life.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241987117
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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Explaining Humans
An insightful read that can be translated into every aspect of life! A must read!
Kylie Hull
Explaining Humans
Absolutely do not recommend... Misleading tagline. Became quite boring but I don't like to pick up a book I do not finish. I found it difficult to continue... READ MORE