Human Hardcover – 1 Sep 2005
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A book that will become an invaluable reference for all the family -- The Book Place, February 3, 2005
The definitive book on what it means to be alive -- Good Book Guide, February 1, 2005
About the Author
Robert Winston is a practising consultant at Hammersmith Hospital, London and world leader in the field of human fertility research. A popular author and broadcaster of TV programmes such as Human Mind and the award-winning Human Instincts, he is also Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, London and has been at the forefront of social and ethical issues in science. Sir Winston was Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. He lives in London.
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When I saw this book in the only English bookshop for miles around I wanted it more than any other book I have ever seen!
The pictures are glorious, the content so very well thought out and easy to reference that I can honestly say that I LOVE this book!
I learn about all aspects of human history, and for me, most importantly, the "human condition" from a not so distant perspective.
I think that this is a book which promotes International-mindedness, wonder and humility at the ways we as human inhabitants live differently but are uniquely bound together.
This book has made an open-minded IB workshop leader more informed and more worldly wise.
If I had to run from "a burning building" the only thing I would treasure more than this guide to human kind would be life itself!
You owe it to yourself, your family and your community to own and browse this amazing book!
It will inspire you to wonder and appreciate diversity !
Oh yes ...This is the kind of knowledge that promotes world wisdom, and should perhaps cost more in worldly currency...but I love that everyone can own and connect with this incredibly informative and inspiring book!
Why can't I award more than 5 stars?!!!!
I've ordered a used copy of the 2004 hardcover edition, and its simply stunning. It's hard to put down. The quality of the glossy paper and the vivid pictures still hasn't faded a bit after 11 years, and its hard to compete with the wealth of information and the way it's presented.
Pay attention to the fact that there a a few editions and also a compact one, with the Hardcover edition being a massive one both in size and weight.
With a 1p price tag for many used copies of the older editions, it may be considered as an insult to say it's worth every penny, so I'll just conclude with a warm recommendation.
The format is such that allows both adults and children to enjoy.
Contains the following sections:
each divided to smaller chapters.
Also available are TOC, Glossary and Index.
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