As fields of study in human biology become ever more specialized and difficult for the non-specialist, the bigger picture in the life sciences is being lost. We face an information overload on such issues as genetics, evolution, population growth and the environment. Written for those of us interested in how we have evolved as a species and what our future holds for us, "The Road to Now" assumes no scientific background and offers a clear overview of how the workings of evolution have shaped us in mind and body. Milestones of human history, including the development of tools, and the growth of agriculture, towns and cities, are encountered in a story that extends from early life to modern society. Bolton's predictions for the future, based on current trends and knowledge, should arouse lively debate.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin