OUT NOW! Evolutions: Fifteen Mythologies That Explain Our World by Oren Harman

Midas PR are delighted to join Head of Zeus and author Oren Harman in celebrating his stunning new book Evolutions: Fifteen Mythologies That Explain Our World which is out in hardback now!

The book has already received high acclaim from Denis Noble, Author of The Music of Life “Brilliantly conceived stories of the evolution of our universe and ourselves. With impressive erudition, Oren Harman shows the impossibility of a science free from myths and metaphors”

and Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of  The Swerve: How the World Became Modern “In this daring, learned & humane book, Oren Harman attempts to create for a modern scientific understanding of the universe the myths in which, for as long as we can remember, human beings have always encoded their deepest perceptions of the truth. What emerges is a revelatory restoration of wonder.”

Beautifully illustrated by the Israeli artist, Ofra Kboliner, EVOLUTIONS brings to life our latest scientific thinking on the birth of the universe and the solar system, the journey from a single cell all the way to our human minds. Using modern science to create new and original mythologies, Oren Harman reawakens our sense of wonder and terror at the world around us. Here you’ll find Earth and moon presenting cosmological views of motherhood, a panicking mitochondrion introducing sex and earth to the world and the loneliness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus!

Professor Oren Harman is the Chair of the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar Ilan University, Isreael and Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Institute, where he hosts the public series ‘Talking About Science in the 21st Century’. He was trained in history and biology at the Hebrew University, Oxford, and Harvard, is a historian of science and a writer. His books include The Man Who Invented the Chromosome (Harvard, 2004), Rebels, Mavericks and Heretics in Biology (Yale, 2008), Outsider Scientists (Chicago, 2013), Dreamers, Visionaries and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences (Chicago, 2018), Handbook of the Historiography of Biology (Springer, 2018). His book The Price of Altruism (W.W. Norton, 2010) (Bodley Head/Random House, 2010) won the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Book of the Year in Science and Technology, was nominated for the Pulitzer prize, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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