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We, Hominids An Anthropological Detective Story

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By: Frank Westerman(Author), Sam Garrett(Translated by)
288 pages, 1 b/w map
Publisher: Head of Zeus
We, Hominids
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  • We, Hominids ISBN: 9781803281520 Hardback May 2022 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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A roving philosophical journey into what makes us human.

In this charming, thought-provoking book, one of The Netherlands's greatest non-fiction writers hunts down answers to humanity's most fundamental questions: Who are we? What makes us different from animals? With an ancient skull as his starting point, he travels the globe, tracing the search for the first human being: the missing link between humans and apes.

Westerman introduces us to the world of skull hunters – leading experts in our fossil ancestry – whose lives are just as fascinating as those of their primeval discoveries. He astutely reconsiders the work of illustrious palaeoanthropologists in the light of new DNA technology, postcolonialism, and the rise of women in this male-dominated field. Westerman discovers a plethora of origin hypotheses and shows how any theory of who we are and where we come from is coloured by the zeitgeist.

We, Hominids is a compelling mixture of reportage, travelogue and essay – reminiscent of Bruce Chatwin or Ryszard Kapuściński – written by a brilliant storyteller and thinker.

Originally published in Dutch in 2018 as Wij, de Mens.

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Biography

Frank Westerman is a highly acclaimed Dutch non-fiction writer. His work has been translated into sixteen languages and has received numerous awards, including the Kapuściński Prize (Poland), the Premio Terzani (Italy) and the Prix du Livre du Reel (France).

Sam Garrett is an award-winning translator of over thirty novels and works of non-fiction. He is the only translator to have twice won the British Society of Authors' Vondel Prize for Dutch-English translation.

Popular Science New
By: Frank Westerman(Author), Sam Garrett(Translated by)
288 pages, 1 b/w map
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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– The Dutch bestseller
– Nominated for Le Prix Nicolas Bouvier

"Gripping and brilliantly told, We, Hominids deftly blends personal experience with a journalist's eye for a remarkable story"
– Mark McKenna

"A masterclass in storytelling, exploring who we are and where we came from"
– Danielle Clode

"Part travelogue, part science, Frank Westerman unearths a brilliantly original story that has been millions of years in the making: what does it mean to be human? Quite wonderful"
– Chris Turney

"A must read. So good, we wouldn't want to deprive our readers of it. A book that makes us abandon our convictions"
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"Westerman's acute sense of humour enlivens the narrative throughout"
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