The Story of the Human Body asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history - both ancient and recent - can help us evaluate how we use our bodies. And what is the human body's future?
Daniel E. Lieberman is professor of human evolutionary biology and the Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard. He has written more than one hundred articles, many appearing in the journalsNatureandScience.Lieberman is especially well known for his research on the evolution of the human head and the evolution of running, including barefoot running (earning him the nickname the Barefoot Professor). His research and discoveries have been highlighted widely in newspapers, magazines, books, news programs, and documentaries.
Monumental. The Story of the Human Body, by one of our
leading experts, takes us on an epic voyage that reveals how the
past six million years shaped every part of us - our heads, limbs,
and even our metabolism. Through Lieberman's eyes, evolutionary
history not only comes alive, it also becomes the means to
understand, and ultimately influence, our body's future -- Neil
Shubin, author of Your Inner Fish
No one understands the human body like Daniel Lieberman or tells its story more eloquently. He's found a tale inside our skin that's riveting, enlightening, and more than a little frightening -- Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run