In the Well- Dressed Ape, Science journalist Hannah Holmes discovers even as she exposes our animal nature- that Homo sapiens exhibits some traits and behaviours found in no other animals on Earth.
We can alter our habitat in ways that shame the beavers and moles.
And although other animals communicate far more than we realized, our own linguistic ability is an absolute marvel.
All this in addition to a patently bizarre physical appearance, and shocking lack of defences.
By citing these examples, and with a deft synthesis of the latest scientific theories and observations, with an engaging voice and winning sense of humor, Hannah Holmes gives us a fresh way to understand ourselves in the world.