Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution

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Yale University Press
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5.7 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
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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 Professor in Practice in the Department of BioSciences.
"Solomon's careful focus on solid science makes this volume both an important and an entertaining read."--Choice
"Scott Solomon has created an enjoyable, memoir-style narrative aimed at well-informed readers. He takes us on scientific adventures from his lab to jungle expeditions to high-altitude plateaus where we can observe evolution in action."--Daniel Barron, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Included on the 2017 Best Book List by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
"When it comes to evolution, the question everyone often asks is, 'Where is it going?' In Future Humans, Scott Solomon brings the latest scientific research to bear on that question. This book is a fascinating excursion through natural selection in our own time, and what it may mean for the future."--Carl Zimmer, author of Parasite Rex and Evolution: Making Sense of Life
"A marvelous, up-to-the-minute account of human adaptation throughout the world, including proof that our evolution is ongoing. Scott Solomon brings science and scientists to life. He shows us that they're having fun, and invites us in, too."--Melvin Konner, author of Women After All and The Tangled Wing
"Clearly written and beautifully motivated by human interest stories, this is a book I will recommend enthusiastically to students and friends. His message is important."--Stephen Stearns, author of Evolution: An Introduction
"Future Humans is a short, clear, crisply written book about the ways in which our species has evolved in the past, is currently evolving, and may evolve in the future. By rigorously summarizing the numerous contrary arguments, Solomon provides a most useful service."--Christopher Wills, evolutionary biologist at the University of California, San Diego and author of Children of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution