Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Cregan-Reid, Vybarr (2018) Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us. Cassell, Hachette, London, New York, 320 pp. ISBN 978-1-78840-108-1. E-ISBN 978-1-78840-022-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

PRIMATE CHANGE is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. Spanning the entirety of human history - from primate to transhuman - Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition. In the last two hundred years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene', or the Age of Man. But while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit, the ways of living that we have been building have, as if under the cover of darkness, been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too. Primate Change beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies, built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now. 'Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. Our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response.'

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture
Depositing User: Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 16:55 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 17:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71306 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cregan-Reid, Vybarr: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4346-3833
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