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The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself, Hannah Holmes.

Author Name    Hannah Holmes.

Title   The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself

Binding   Hard bound

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   1st

Size   6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches

Publisher   Toronto: Random House Canada 2008

ISBN Number    0679314954 / 9780679314950

Seller ID   0000108

Stiff meets Your Inner Fish in this surprising, humourous, and edifying look at our species as, essentially, animals. Combining personal stories, cutting-edge science, and a buoyant sense of humour, Hannah Holmes offers an intriguing and fresh way to understand our place in the world. Science journalist Hannah Holmes wryly examines the human animal, beginning with the animal she knows best: herself. What she finds is that, of course, we are indisputably animals in some ways (smell and vision, for instance) rather inferior ones. Yet Holmes also discovers that Homo sapiens exhibit some traits and behaviours found in no other animal on earth. Our species is among the most generous, and the most thoughtful. Not so admirably, we kill ourselves any number of ways, including by eating ourselves to death. All this in addition to a patently bizarre physical appearance, and shocking lack of defences. Confronting the creature in the mirror, Holmes wrestles with the big questions: Are humans special at all? How different are men and women? (Very.) What is our place in the kingdom of animals and on the planet Earth?

Human biology-Popular works; Physiology, Comparative-Popular works; Physical anthropology-Popular works.

Price = 24.95 USD

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