"The Book of Humans" tells the story of how we became the creatures we are today, bestowed with the unique ability to investigate what makes us who we are. Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, it is a thrilling compendium of what unequivocally fixes us as animals, and reveals how we are extraordinary among them.

Written by Bella

This is a book that is a must-read for anyone who loves to learn random facts from molecular biology to anthropology and linguistics.

It is slightly more scientific, as Adam Rutherford explores how many of the things we thought were exclusively human, are actually not.

It took me a while to get into it, and I also had to reread certain parts in which he used statistics.

He describes the ways that we, humans, are the same as or different to animals when it comes to communicating, tool-making, utilizing fire, and having sex for pleasure.

I’ve learned some great facts about animals that are now stored in my mind, ready to be shared during a conversation to break the ice.

  • At First Spite
  • The Eternals
  • The Book of Humans
  • When We Cease to Understand the World
  • Babel
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • Convergence of Desire
  • The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
  • The Heart Principle