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New Arrival: Making Faces The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face

New at the library is Adam Wilkins’ book, Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face.  This book can be found on the first floor of the library (Level A) in the new books section.  Why not take a look at it and the library’s other new books today?

The face is one of humanity’s most complex and versatile means of Book Cover-Making Facescommunication.  In this book Adam Wilkins, author of The Evolution of Developmental Pathways and editor of the “Perspectives” section of Genetics, investigates the development of the human face and brain to track not only the evolution of the musculoskeletal structure that makes our uniquely wide array of facial expressions possible, but also of a brain capable of reading and interpreting these expressions.

Drawing from research in molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology, paleontology, anthropology, and comparative studies of non-human species Wilkins builds a foundation for the argument that the development of facial expressions is both the product and the enabler of human society.

Making Faces is a highly readable account of how and why the human face is the way it is.  Wilkins lucidly weaves together over a century of research on the development, anatomy, and evolution with new provocative ideas.”

– Daniel E. Lieberman, author of The Evolution of the Human Hand

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