"From your brain to your fingertips, you emerge from her book entertained and with a deeper understanding of yourself"
--Richard DawkinsAlice Roberts takes you on the most incredible journey, revealing your path from a single cell to a complex embryo to a living, breathing, thinking person.
It's a story that connects us with our distant ancestors and an extraordinary, unlikely chain of events that shaped human development and left a mark on all of us.
Alice Roberts uses the latest research to uncover the evolutionary history hidden in all of us, from the secrets found only in our embryos and genes - including why as embroyos we have what look like gills - to those visible in your anatomy.
This is a tale of discovery, exploring why and how we have developed as we have. This is your story, told as never before.
Quercus; November 2015
- ISBN: 9781623658083
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us
- Author: Alice Roberts
Imprint: Heron Books
In The Press
Shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize
"Roberts's engagingly personal style connects you to your ancestors, to your own personal beginnings as a single cell and, in a most attractive way, to herself as an author of great charm. From your brain to your fingertips, you emerge from her book entertained and with a deeper understanding of yourself"—Richard Dawkins
About The Author
Alice Roberts is an anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, anthropologist, television presenter, author and professor at the University of Birmingham. She has presented The Incredible Human Journey and Coast on BBC 2 and Inside Science on Radio 4. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children.