Steve Heigham

Msc in Evolutionary Psychology

This is an important book that describes the evolution of mankind with particular reference to the co-evolution of culture and genes. In doing so, he develops new and emerging ideas of epigenetic mechanisms of adaptation and heredity, including developmental plasticity, niche construction, and language use. In doing this, he expands the scope of our understanding of the complex interplay of factors that have led us to be the most dominant species on the planet. Through writing all this in language that can be understood by the general reader, he gives the oppotunity for this to beĀ  shared by anyone who has an interest in the subject. Book Review – Jo Henrich