A preview of Evolution's Bite
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Peter S. Ungar's Evolution's Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins (Princeton University Press, 2017). The preview consists of the introduction, which explains, "We hold in our mouths the legacy of our evolution," and chapter 6, "What Made Us Human," which considers "ideas about what made us human from the perspective we've built on teeth, diet, and a changing world."
The reviewer for Science writes, "Evolution's Bite combines personal anecdotes from Ungar's own career with vivid historical accounts of the work of some of the pioneers in the fields of paleoanthropology, primatology, dental functional anatomy, and paleoclimatology." Ungar is Distinguished Professor and director of the Environmental Dynamics Program at the University of Arkansas.