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Humankind: Why We Are What We Are Where We Are by Alexander Harcourt

October 3, 2013 11:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A story of the biology behind the nature and distribution of humans around the world - how we spread from Africa starting maybe 60,000 years ago, why almost all native Americans are just one blood group, why the French really are biologically different from the English, why Africans are longer-legged than the rest of us and hence better athletes, why the tropics are so culturally diverse as well as biologically diverse, why only the Japanese can actually digest seaweed, how other species affect our geographic distribution, we affect theirs, and how nations affect each other’s distribution.