"Visionary, vital and packed with personality and meticulous research, this offers a ground-breaking new perspective on human evolution."
Coming in at a mighty 600+ pages, Cat Bohannon’s Eve: How The Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution presents a revolutionary account of the evolution of the female body in mightily potent style. It’s a remarkable feat of research, fresh insights and quick-witted writing.
In the context of the bizarre and sobering fact that most biological scientific research has been based on the male body, Eve sets out to put an imbalanced, inaccurate record straight. Taking on the incredibly ambitious task of tackling 200 million years of human history from a female perspective, Bohannon unpacks the nuances and impact women’s bodies and behaviours have had on pretty much everything, from tool-use to language.
Noting that “while the majority of researchers still effectively ignore the female body, there’s a quiet revolution in the science of womanhood brewing”, in Eve, Bohannon has contributed much to this growing cauldron of wisdom. Consummately convincing, compelling and entertaining, this is an important book.