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The Species That Changed Itself: How Prosperity Reshaped Humanity [9780241292693]

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In the modern era, over just a handful of generations, human societies have altered almost beyond recognition.

Other species adapt to their environments; we alone create ours. Our ability to do so has not only liberated much of the planet from plague and famine, but also reshaped the human phenotype - the interaction between genes and environment that moulds our bodies and minds.

Weaving together biology, social anthropology, epidemiology and history, Edwin Gale argues that we are the only species to have domesticated itself. But at what cost?

Gale offers a timely and fascinating reminder that we are products of the world we have made.


AUTHOR: Edwin Gale studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge before pursuing a medical career. After training in Cambridge, Nottingham, Copenhagen and Oxford, he was appointed to St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, and was made professor in 1992. An expert in diabetes research, he edited Diabetologia, the European journal of diabetes, from 2004-11. The Species that Changed Itself is his first book and the result of his life's research.

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26-Nov-2020
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384
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