September 2020 Non Fiction Delayed Titles

Human Charlotte Sleigh, Amanda Rees

Charlotte Sleigh, Amanda Rees

Paperback | Sep 2020 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781789142143 | 208pp | 190x135mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

What does it mean to be human? And what, if anything, does it have to do with being a member of the animal species Homo sapiens? 

This dazzling book gets to the very heart of our rather unscientific motivations and prejudices, showing how they are of great use in resolving the world's biggest problems. From beasts to aliens, widespread but often problematic links with six other beings are explored. Deep philosophical questions are tackled, including humanity's common purpose, life's meaning and what it means to be accepted as part of a community.

Global in its outlook and illustrated by stunning pictures, Human is a powerful, funny and iconoclastic antidote to post-humanism.