About this book
A compelling book which shows how culture is essential to human progress, and the science to prove it. 'Pioneering, vivid...the best popular science book on culture so far' "Nature"
What explains the staggering diversity of cultures in the world? Why are there so many languages, even within small areas? Why do we rejoice in rituals and wrap ourselves in flags? This title reveals how our facility for culture is the key to what makes us who we are.