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Marlene Zuk

WW Norton Ltd

Would our modern lives be healthier and happier if we tried to emulate the diets and behaviour of our hunter-gatherer ancestors tens of thousands of years ago? Of course not, argues evolutionary professor Marlene Zuk, who engagingly presents the actual evidence and explodes the 'paleofantasy' myths behind these growing lifestyle fads. This book really stood out for the judging panel on the basis of its novelty and the clarity of the writing: Zuk is an expert and compelling guide.

Dr Lewis Dartnell

Shortlisted in the General Book category of the Society of Biology Book Awards 2014