Book cover of First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human by Jeremy DeSilvaby Jeremy DeSilva

Winner of the Howell Book Prize from the American Anthropological Association and named one of the best science books of 2021 by Science News

“DeSilva takes us on a brilliant, fun, and scientifically deep stroll through history, anatomy, and evolution, in order to illustrate the powerful story of how a particular mode of movement helped make us one of the most wonderful, dangerous and fascinating species on Earth.”—Agustín Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University and author of Why We Believe: Evolution and the Human Way of Being

“Breezy popular science at its best. . . . Makes a compelling case overall.”—Science News

Interview with the Author

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Jeremy DeSilva, “First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human” (Harper, 2021)
3/12/21           64 min

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#45 – Walking Upright: The Importance of Bipedalism: A Dialogue with Jeremy DeSilva
5/10/21         132 min

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#530 Jeremy DeSilva – A Most Interesting Problem; Darwin’s Descent of Man (150th anniversary)
10/4/21       82 min

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