Books et al.Evolutionary Biology

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Science  12 Jan 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6372, pp. 169
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar2401

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Joining the ranks of a burgeoning number of professional scientists turned profes­sional writers, Liam Drew, a practicing neuroscientist for 12 years, has put down his microfuge tubes and taken up the charge of communicating with the public about science. His first book, I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals, stands out as a clear, conversational (sometimes to a fault), and engaging work that is espe­cially good at explaining how evolu­tionary biology works.