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Humans

Humans

‘F*cking brilliant’ Sarah Knight

‘Very funny’ Mark Watson

AN EXHILARATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOST CREATIVE AND CATASTROPHIC F*CK-UPS OF HUMAN HISTORY

In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we’ve come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade – on the evolutionary food chain, we’re real winners. But, frankly, it’s not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes – just occasionally – we’ve managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f*ck things up.

From Chairman Mao’s Four Pests Campaign, to the American Dustbowl; from the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the world’s leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President… it’s pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven’t exactly grown wiser with age.

So, next time you think you’ve really f*cked up, this book will remind you: it could be so much worse…


FURTHER PRAISE FOR HUMANS:


‘A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong… Both readable and entertaining’ The Telegraph

‘Chronicles humanity’s myriad follies down the ages with malicious glee and much wit … a rib-tickling page-turner’ Business Standard

‘A timely, irreverent gallop through thousands of years of human stupidity’
Nicholas Griffin, Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World
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Genre: Mathematics & Science

On Sale: 26th July 2018

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781472259035