Advertisement

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery’s most recent book is Europe: A Natural History. (November 2021)

Out of Savannastan

A new book provides convincing evidence that our earliest direct ancestors evolved in Europe, and that they were walking upright as early as six million years ago. But it is overly confident in its challenge to the idea that the genus Homo arose in Africa.

Ancient Bones: Unearthing the Astonishing New Story of How We Became Human

by Madelaine Böhme, Rüdiger Braun, and Florian Breier, translated from the German by Jane Billinghurst and with a foreword by David R. Begun

November 4, 2021 issue

A panel from the Sumerian Standard of Ur depicting fish, animals, and goods being brought in procession to a banquet, circa 2600 BC

The First Mean Streets

Cities: The First 6,000 Years

by Monica L. Smith

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

by James C. Scott

March 12, 2020 issue

Carlos Magdalena at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2014

The Tree Whisperers

The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species

by Carlos Magdalena

Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm

by Isabella Tree

May 24, 2018 issue

Raised by Wolves

Humans and dogs have been companions for at least 30,000 years

The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

by Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

What It’s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

by Gregory Berns

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut

April 5, 2018 issue

Charles Darwin

Objectifying Male Birds

One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

by Rosemary Ashton

The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—and Us

by Richard O. Prum

December 21, 2017 issue

Subscribe and save 50%!

Read the latest issue as soon as it’s available and browse the rich archive. You will have immediate subscriber-only access to over 1,200 issues and over 20,000 articles published since 1963! And with our holiday offer you will also receive a free David Levine 2022 Calendar.

Subscribe now

Give the gift they'll open all year

Save 55% off the regular rate and over 75% off the cover price and receive a free 2022 calendar!