Books

Solomon comp color revised 02 18 16 a (1)Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution

By Scott Solomon (Yale University Press, 2016)

Praise for Future Humans:

“When it comes to evolution, the question everyone often asks is, “Where is it going?” In Future Humans, Scott Solomon brings the latest scientific research to bear on that question. This book is a fascinating excursion through natural selection in our own time, and what it may mean for the future.”      —Carl Zimmer, author of Parasite Rex and Evolution: Making Sense of Life

“It is enjoyable and well-researched, and beautifully clarifies the fact that larger populations, greater genetic interchange and ever-older breeding males all greatly increase what evolution has to work with.”—New Scientist

“Books abound that speculate on the future evolution of the human species. Most, however, fall into the realm of pure fantasy—perhaps fun to read, but not based on superior science. Solomon’s easily accessible book does not fall into the genre of science fiction. Rather, he carefully studies the scientific evidence for recent evolutionary changes in the human species and reflects on how these may alter the course of human evolution. . . . Solomon’s careful focus on solid science makes this volume both an important and an entertaining read.” —Choice

“Solomon’s review of the scientific literature he believes to be most relevant to assessing the likely evolutionary future of humanity is lively and thought-provoking… Solomon’s ability to explain complicated science from a variety of fields is impressive.” —Commonweal

“[Solomon] comes across as informed and sensible. He’s the kind of guy I wish I had as a professor when I was in college.”   —The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Find out more about Future Humans here.

 

Author Events:

2016:

Oct 13Sierra Club, Houston, TX

Oct 25Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston, TX

Nov 1 Rice Science Café, Houston, TX

Nov 3 Texas Master Naturalists Gulf Coast Chapter, Rosenberg, TX

Nov 7Rice Campus Store, Houston, TX

Dec 6 – Garden District Book Shop, New Orleans, LA

2017:

Jan 30 Explorer’s Club, New York, NY

Jan 31Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA

Feb 8The Avid Reader, Davis, CA

Feb 21Science Café, College Station, TX

Mar 16Tattered Cover, Denver, CO

Mar 23Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

Apr 8Bayou City Book Festival, Houston, TX

May 4*The Book Stall, Chicago, IL

May 11Science Under the Stars, Austin, TX

*date subject to change

(more coming…check back soon!)

 

Presentations and Interviews on Future Humans:

Interview on via NPR‘s Think

Business Insider video about how colonizing Mars could trigger the evolution of a new human species.

Yale University Press podcast about recent and ongoing human evolution.

Interview on KUHF Radio’s Houston Matters

Video of presentation at Lone Star College