• "If you have time to read only one book about human development, read this one"

    Jared Diamond, Professor of Physiology at UCLA and Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • "This thoughtful and engaging book should be on everyone's reading list"

    New Scientist
  • "Refresh your brows with the cool breeze of reason that is Bateson and Martin's overview... fascinating"

  • "At last! In their sane and lucid - and much needed - corrective to the torrent of overblown genetic rhetoric, Patrick Bateson and Paul Martin take the reader on a journey through humanity's seven ages"

    Steven Rose
  • "Bateson and Martin have delivered what others have claimed to provide: a solid, signposted road out of the trench war between nature and nurture"

    Marek Kohn, Independent

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