Evolution Gone Wrong by Alexander Bezzerides audiobook

Evolution Gone Wrong: The Curious Reasons Why Our Bodies Work (Or Don't)

By Alexander Bezzerides
Read by Joe Knezevich

Hanover Square Press, HarperCollins Publishers 9781335690050

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799960058

  • ISBN: 9781799960041

  • ISBN: 9781799960065

Runtime: 9.21 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Evolution Gone Wrong is an eye-opening look into why our bodies work—or don’t—the way they do. From blurry vision to crooked teeth, ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) that tear at alarming rates and spines that seem to spend a lifetime falling apart, it’s surprising 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.

Why do human mothers have such a life-endangering experience giving birth? And why are there entire medical specialties for teeth and feet? In this funny, wide-ranging and often surprising book, biologist Alex Bezzerides tells us from where we inherited our adaptable, achy, brilliant bodies in the process of evolution.

The book traces the delightfully unexpected answers to these questions and many more, such as:

  • Why do we blink?
  • Why don’t our teeth regularly fit in our mouths?
  • Why do women menstruate when so many other mammals don’t?
  • Why did humans stand up on two legs in the first place?


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An exhilarating clamber through some of the remoter branches of the human family tree…Evolution Gone Wrong is the fascinating tale of our imperfections.” Thomas Morris, author of The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth
“You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and you’ll ache all over while reading this book.” Nick Caruso, New York Times bestselling author
“An unforgettable journey through this twisted miracle of evolution we call ‘our body.’” Spike Carlsen, author of A Walk around the Block
“Alex Bezzerides’s subject is one that should be of inherent interest to all humans: why evolution designed our bodies in such a seemingly eccentric manner, causing us to suffer from all manner of aches and pains. He provides the answers with gentle humor and easy-to-understand explanations. Along the way he also shares plenty of curious facts that, if you’re like me, you’ll feel compelled to share with family and friends.” Alex Boese, author of Elephants on Acid

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Alexander Bezzerides

Author Bio: Alexander Bezzerides

Alex Bezzerides is a professor of biology at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho, where he teaches a wide range of biology classes, from human anatomy and physiology to entomology. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology at Colorado State University and a PhD in neurobiology and behavior from Cornell University. He has authored scientific articles in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English