Human errors: a panorama of our glitches from pointless bones to broken genes (Record no. 210224)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781474608343
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Classification number 612
Item number L3H8
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Personal name Lents, Nathan H
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Title Human errors: a panorama of our glitches from pointless bones to broken genes
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Name of publisher, distributor, etc Weidenfield & Nicolson
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2018
Place of publication, distribution, etc London
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Extent xiii, 233 p.
Other physical details With index
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc We like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are evolution’s greatest creation, why are we so badly designed? We have retinas that face backward, the stump of a tail, and way too many bones in our wrists. We must find vitamins and nutrients in our diets that other animals simply make for themselves. Millions of us can’t reproduce successfully without help from modern science. We have nerves that take bizarre paths, muscles that attach to nothing, and lymph nodes that do more harm than good. And that’s just the beginning of the story.

As biologist Nathan H. Lents explains, our evolutionary history is a litany of mistakes, each more entertaining and enlightening than the last. As we will discover, by exploring human shortcomings, we can peer into our past, because each of our flaws tells a story about our species’ evolutionary history.

A rollicking, deeply informative tour of our four-billion-year-long evolutionary saga, Human Errors both celebrates our imperfections – for our mutations are, in their own way, a testament to our species’ greatness – and offers an unconventional accounting of the cost of our success.

https://www.weidenfeldandnicolson.co.uk/?s=human+errors
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Human evolution
9 (RLIN) 372697
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Human Body
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element DNA
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Withdrawn status Lost status Source of classification or shelving scheme Damaged status Not for loan Collection code Permanent location Current location Date acquired Source of acquisition Cost, normal purchase price Item location Full call number Barcode Date last seen Cost, replacement price Koha item type
          Non-fiction Vikram Sarabhai Library Vikram Sarabhai Library 2018-12-26 15 583.03 Slot 1720 (2 Floor, East Wing) 612 L3H8 198123 2018-12-26 799.00 Books

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