The Story of the Human Body explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. Our 21st-century lifestyles, argues Dan Lieberman, are out of sync with our stone-age bodies.
Never have we been so healthy and long-lived - but never, too, have we been so prone to a slew of problems that were, until recently, rare or unknown, from asthma, to diabetes, to - scariest of all - overpopulation.
The Story of the Human Body asks how our bodies got to be the way they are, and considers how that evolutionary history - both ancient and recent - can help us evaluate how we use our bodies. And what is the human body's future?