What is it about humans that sets is apart from every other creature? How we have evolved from chimp-like ancestors? Why have we developed such a diverse range of societies and cultures? And where will our shaping of our planet take us next? Beyond our infinitely complex and adaptable brains, being human is also about how we interact, organize communities, and develop rituals and beliefs. This book explores humanity through 50 key biological and social topics in detailed 300-word briefs, along with one-line summations, names of key figures, directions for further study, and full-page illustrations.