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Author Bezzerides, Alex, author.

Title Evolution gone wrong : the curious reasons why our bodies work (or don't) / Alex Bezzerides ; with illustrations by Peter Davidson.

Publication Info. Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2021]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  612 BEZ    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  612 BEZ    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-354) and index.
Summary "From blurry vision to crooked teeth, ACLs that tear at alarming rates and spines that seem to spend a lifetime falling apart, it's a curious thing that human beings have beaten the odds as a species. After all, we're the only survivors on our branch of the tree of life. The flaws in our makeup raise more than a few questions, and this detailed foray into the many twists and turns of our ancestral past includes no shortage of curiosity and humor to find the answers. Why is it that human mothers have such a life-endangering experience giving birth? Why are there entire medical specialties for teeth and feet? And why is it that human babies can't even hold their heads up, but horses are trotting around minutes after they're born? In this funny, wide-ranging and often surprising book, biologist Alex Bezzerides tells us just where we inherited our adaptable, achy, brilliant bodies in the process of evolution."--Dust jaket.
Subject Human biology.
Human evolution.
Added Author Davidson, Peter (Illustrator), illustrator.
ISBN 9781335690050 (hardcover)
1335690050 (hardcover)
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