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First Steps

Author: Jeremy DeSilva.

First Steps

Author: Jeremy DeSilva.

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Item #: D22736
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 334
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062938497
Humans are the only mammals to truly walk on two, rather than four legs—but why, and how, exactly, did we take our first steps? And at what cost? Bipedalism has its drawbacks: giving birth is more difficult and dangerous; our running speed is much slower than other animals; and we suffer a variety of ailments, from hernias to sinus problems. ... More
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Humans are the only mammals to truly walk on two, rather than four legs—but why, and how, exactly, did we take our first steps? And at what cost? Bipedalism has its drawbacks: giving birth is more difficult and dangerous; our running speed is much slower than other animals; and we suffer a variety of ailments, from hernias to sinus problems. Taking a seven-million-year journey to the origins of the human lineage, paleoanthropologist Jeremy DeSilva shows how upright walking was a gateway to many of the other attributes that make us human—our technological abilities, thirst for exploration, and use of language—laying the foundation for our species' traits of compassion, empathy, and altruism.


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