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- DescriptionAre we still evolving? Scientists have grappled with this question since the time of Darwin. Now, in this provocative book, biologist Christopher Wills argues that we are t only continuing to evolve but that our pace of change is accelerating. He examines the rapid, short-term evolutionary change taking place in people living at the earth's extremes (even as babies, Tibetans can draw in more oxygen than lowlanders), and the new physiology of those who participate in extreme sports. But the more we shape our environment, the more it seems to shape us: Whether the future has us wiring our brains into vast electronic databases, or popping smart drugs that alter the brain's very biochemical structure, new environmental pressures are speeding up our evolution in ways that we cant w predict but that will help us to survive the future.
- Author BiographyChristopher Wills is Professor of Biology at the University of California at San Diego. His books include Yellow Fever, Black Goddess and Children of Prometheus. Jeffrey Bada is Professor of Marine Chemistry and Director of the NASA Specialized centre of Research and Training in Exobiology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.
- PrizesShortlisted for Aventis Prizes for Science Books: General Prize 2000 and Aventis Prize for Science Books 2000.
- Author(s)Christopher Wills
- PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
- Date of Publication03/09/1999
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationReading, MA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPerseus Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight447 g
- Width159 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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