Author(s): Dr. Alice Roberts
This unrivalled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face to face with your ancient ancestors. Travelling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans.
Evolution investigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived in. Detailed maps show where each species has been found and plot the gradual spread of humans around the world.
Fully updated to include the latest discoveries and research - including the newly discovered species Homo naledi - Evolution presents the latest thinking on some of the most captivating questions in science, such as whether modern humans and Neanderthals interacted with each other. Written and authenticated by a team of acknowledged experts and illustrated by renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers, Evolution presents the story of our species with unique richness, authority, and detail
Editor-in-Chief Alice Roberts is a medical doctor who has taught anatomy and conducted research into human origins. An experienced science communicator, she has been Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Birmingham since 2012. Alice made her television debut in 2001 and since then has presented various science series of BBC2, including Coast and The Incredible Human Journey, and several episodes of Horizons. She has written seven popular science books, including The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize in 2015. Alice is also the author of DK's Complete Human Body.