Hardback 160pp Illustrated 254x190mm
9781908126252   Product Code: 22784
What does it mean to say that we share 99% of our genes with chimpanzees, or that languages can 'evolve'? What is a genome? How have ideas about human evolution changed the way we view the world and our fellow-creatures? Do all living things continue to evolve? This book offers a straightforward explanation of the basic principles of evolutionary theory, its role in the history of science and the controversies it has caused from Darwin to the present day.