• Future Humans

  • Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution
  • By: Scott Solomon
  • Narrated by: Donald Corren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this intriguing book, evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon draws on the explosion of discoveries in recent years to examine the future evolution of our species. Combining knowledge of our past with current trends, Solomon offers convincing evidence that evolutionary forces still affect us today. But how will modernization - including longer lifespans, changing diets, global travel, and widespread use of medicine and contraceptives - affect our evolutionary future?

Solomon presents an entertaining and accessible review of the latest research on human evolution in modern times, drawing on fields from genomics to medicine and the study of our microbiome. Surprising insights on topics ranging from the rise of online dating and Cesarean sections to the spread of diseases such as HIV and Ebola suggest that we are entering a new phase in human evolutionary history - one that makes the future less predictable and more interesting than ever before.

©2016 Scott Solomon (P)2016 Tantor

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"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)

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mostly about past and present humans

he didn't really talk about future humans until late in the book. Doesn't even mention CRISPR or Biological immortality or nanobots.

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Enjoyable and clear enough for this layman.

Like all of the good science books I have enjoyed this book answered questions I didn't yet know to ask. Good narration.