99% Ape New Museum book

05 December 2008

99% Ape: How evolution adds up, is a new book from the Natural History Museum published last week.

The book introduces the topic of evolution, and leading experts at The Open University explain this fundamental yet often complex subject, guiding the reader through the latest evidence.

99% Ape book

99% Ape book

Charles Darwin was mocked for suggesting that humans have apes for ancestors, but every scientific advance in the study of life in the last 150 years has confirmed the reality of evolution.

Read the latest research about how new species evolve, uncover the flaws in ‘intelligent design’, find out what evolution has to say about psychology, the development of the human mind and morality, and how we are still evolving, in this new book.

With colour illustrations and clear diagrams throughout, 99% Ape: How Evolution Adds Up is the ideal introduction to this fascinating subject.


99% Ape coincides with the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species in 2009. 

A national programme of events that celebrates Charles Darwin’s ideas and their impact, is taking place in the UK as part of Darwin200.

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