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Macmillan Science

Ancestral Roots

Modern Living and Human Evolution

Authors: Clack, T.

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Human evolution explains how we have found ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Issues of modern living; depression, obesity, and environmental destruction, can be understood in relation to our evolutionary past. An awareness of this past and its relation to the present can help limit their impact on the future.

About the authors

TIMOTHY CLACK is Lecturer in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Oxford, UK and Director of Studies in the subject at Christ Church and St Peter's Colleges. He moved to Oxford after holding several teaching positions and completing a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Manchester. Amidst his various teaching commitments, he has conducted archaeological, anthropological and primatological research throughout Africa, Europe, and South East Asia. He has authored numerous books, scientific papers, and magazine articles covering a wide range of subjects from human evolution and human-animal relations to religious experience and the popular media. Outside of academia he is also a director of Redemics a corporate responsibility consultancy. In his spare time he enjoys being immersed in the British countryside pursuing his interests of hiking and photography.

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'When it comes to non-fiction books and depending on the subject matter, there are reads and important reads. 'Ancestral Roots' comes under important reads...a thorough investigation with a compelling authoritative tone.' - Geoff Willmetts, SF Crowsnest

'Ancestral Roots is a fluent and wide-ranging account' - Times Higher Education Supplement

'It's a very accessible book, packed with fascinating titbits' - Oxford Times

'If you enjoy relating man's primitive roots to his all-too-fallible present... you will find this book entertaining'. Oliver Gillie, Medical Journalists Association


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ancestral Roots
Book Subtitle
Modern Living and Human Evolution
Authors
Series Title
Macmillan Science
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20182-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 400
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