The Cradle of Humanity: How the changing landscape of Africa made us so smart

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Humans are rather weak when compared with many other animals. We are not particular fast and have no natural weapons. Yet Homo sapiens currently number nearly 7.5 billion and are set to rise to nearly 10 billion by the middle of this century. We have influenced almost every part of the Earth system and as a consequence are changing the global environmental and evolutionary trajectory of the Earth. So how did we become the worlds apex predator and take over the planet? Fundamental to our success is our intelligence, not ...

The Cradle of Humanity: How the changing landscape of Africa made us so smart 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198704522

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