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The Human Race - Terrence Dixon; Martin Lucas;

Book Club Associates, 1982, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.

Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Homo sapiens is an animal. But no other animal tells jokes, or gets married, or builds cathedrals and football stadiums, or elects Presidents, or flies to the Moon. We humans are unique. This uniqueness is the subject of The Human Race, which investigates the triumphant intricacy of language, art and humour, examines the heightened ecstasies of love and religion, and looks at humanity’s dangerous achievements — war, pollution and social distress. Based on the research and images collected for the major television series of the same name, the book features widely differing societies from five continents, and combines fresh, vivid and often unfamiliar examples to put the astonishing range of human behaviour into world-wide perspective. We can be sublime or ridiculous, brilliant or deadly, and can even take on evolution itself. The Human Race is important to all of us, for it alerts us to our collective power and weaknesses.”
Size: 10" x 7½"
Number of Pages: 256
Introduction: Desmond Morris

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