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Children of Prometheus - The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution

Christopher Wills

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Christopher Wills is Professor of Biology at the University of California. In his popular books, which include Yellow Fever, Black Goddess, he offers fascinating insights into the world of biological science and how it affects our daily lives. Children of Prometheus answers three basic but intriguing questions: Are we still evolving? If so, how? What are we evolving into? As Wills traces the many forms of natural selection in Part I, he considers examples ranging from Sherpas to British civil servants. Part II examines the stormy evolutionary history that moved us beyond chimpanzees and gorillas. The final section looks ahead to the sorts of diversity the future holds for our species as we live longer and challenge our minds and bodies in new ways. Clearly written, touched with humor, and soundly reasoned, Children of Prometheus will delight anyone who is curious about who we are and where we are going. Narrator Richard M. Davidson’s lucid performance complements Christopher Wills’ accessible work and its provocative conclusion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Davidson

Length:

11h 40m


Chapters

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02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:44