The Story of the Human Body Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Story of the Human Body is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
So incredibly interesting
I bought this book after listening to an interview with the author on NPR.
I found the work inspiring .
By Ben Falkenstein
Daniel Lieberman has written a book with a vast scope. This book is for any curious person who has wondered why and how we as humans operate. You will get everything you want and then some. In this all inclusive book, there are amazing facts and insight that you may have never even pondered.
This is a very important book for physicians to read. I definitely think that the evolutionary perspective of human disease should be added to medical school curriculums.
By PA Rider
I don’t take the time to review many books, but I’m doing so as a thank you to Dr. Lieberman for telling this amazing story in a clear and accessible way, bringing fresh insights, and tying together so many loose threads. The first eight chapters are a tour de force, and so rewarding for anyone interested in the very big trends and very small details that spawned human evolution. Dr. Lieberman connects human evolution with today’s “mismatch” maladies quite well, but spent a lot of time with familiar territory there.
Working to modify food-related behaviors among people with diabetes is a challenge, And Dr. Lieberman hits the nail on the head. I loved the mix of biology, sociology and touch of politics related to today's biggest health challenges.