The Resource Human errors : a panorama of our glitches, from pointless bones to broken genes, Nathan H. Lents

Human errors : a panorama of our glitches, from pointless bones to broken genes, Nathan H. Lents

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Human errors : a panorama of our glitches, from pointless bones to broken genes
Title
Human errors
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a panorama of our glitches, from pointless bones to broken genes
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Nathan H. Lents
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eng
Summary
We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution's greatest creation, why do we have such bad knees? Why do we catch head colds so often--two hundred times more often than a dog? How come our wrists have so many useless bones? Why is the vast majority of our genetic code pointless? And are we really supposed to swallow and breathe through the same narrow tube? Surely there's been some kind of mistake. As professor of biology Nathan H. Lents explains in Human Errors, our evolutionary history is nothing if not a litany of mistakes, each more entertaining and enlightening than the last. The human body, perhaps evolution's greatest creation, is one big pile of compromises. But that is also a testament to our greatness: as Lents shows, humans have so many design flaws precisely because we are very, very good at getting around them. A rollicking, deeply informative tour of humans' four-billion-year-long evolutionary saga, Human Errors both celebrates our imperfections and offers an unconventional accounting of the cost of our success
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Lents, Nathan H
Dewey number
612
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LC call number
QP34.5
LC item number
.L467 2018
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other
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Narrated by L.J. Ganser
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  • Ganser, L. J.
  • HighBridge Audio (Firm)
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Human physiology
  • Human evolution
  • Science
  • SCIENCE
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adult
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Human errors : a panorama of our glitches, from pointless bones to broken genes, Nathan H. Lents
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  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
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  • Unabridged
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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7 audio discs (8 hr.)
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9781684413324
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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s
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digital
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DD37983
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digital recording
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sound disc
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  • (OCoLC)1040685865
  • 1757684
  • (OCoLC)on1040685865
  • (Pol)1757684
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Label
Human errors : a panorama of our glitches, from pointless bones to broken genes, Nathan H. Lents
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781684413324
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD37983
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1040685865
  • 1757684
  • (OCoLC)on1040685865
  • (Pol)1757684
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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