Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

Nathan H. Lents (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
May 07, 2019
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.7 X 8.0 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781328589262

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About the Author

NATHAN H. LENTS is a professor of biology at John Jay College at CUNY and is the author of Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals. He has appeared as a scientific expert in national media, including The Today Show, NPR, and 48 Hours.

Reviews

"A funny, fascinating catalog of our collective shortcomings that's tough to put down."
--Discover

"An entertaining and enlightening guide to human imperfections."
--Financial Times

"In Human Errors, Nathan Lents explores our biological imperfections with style, wit, and life-affirming insight. You'll finish it with new appreciation for those human failings that, in so many surprising ways, helped shape our remarkable species."
--Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of The Poisoner's Handbook

"Anybody with a slipped disk knows humans are not very intelligently designed, but most of us are unaware of the extent of our imperfections. Nathan Lents fills in the gaps in Human Errors, an insightful and entertaining romp through the myriad ways in which the human body falls short of an engineering ideal--and the often surprising reasons why."
--Ian Tattersall, author of Masters of the Planet and The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack: and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution

"Anyone who has aged without perfect grace can attest to the laundry list of imperfections so thoroughly and engagingly considered by Nathan Lents in Human Errors. This is the best book I've read on how poorly designed our bodies are. I learned something new on every page."
--Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine and New York Times best-selling author of Why People Believe Weird Things and The Believing Brain