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Some reviews from German edition
“John Hands is a knowledgeable outsider driven by a love of pure science… Cosmosapiens is studded with important thoughts and interesting details.” Michael Lange, Deutschlandfunk Kultur
“A grandiose work about natural and scientific history. The Englishman, whose work has won many awards, hardly misses anything.” Alex Dengler, Denglers Buchkritic
“Innovative, informative and exciting to read!” Kultbote
“Provides a great overview over human evolution.” Kieler Nachrichten
“The answer to the question ‘What are we?’ for Hands, is that we alone are the unfinished, reflective product of an accelerating cosmic process characterized by collaboration, increasing complexity and convergence, and that our future evolution lies in our hands.” Wolfgang Taus, Wiener Zeitung
Romanian rights in COSMOSAPIENS
Bought by Humanitas, one of the leading publishers in Romania, to add to US, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Korean rights.
Chinese edition of COSMOSAPIENS
Published today in both hardback and paperback. See here for further details and image of book.
Updated US Paperback of COSMOSAPIENS
Published today by Overlook Press at $22.95, with an additional endorsement by Edward O Wilson “Cosmosapiens is an audacious tour by a single author of all that science can teach us about the origin and evolution of humanity in the universe, start to finish.” See here.
Review in Huffington Post
This groundbreaking book will surely become a classic of scientific thinking. It should be on the shelf of anyone who has ever asked ‘What are we?’ and ‘Why are we here?’ See here for full review.
German publication of COSMOSAPIENS
Random House published the German edition of COSMOSAPIENS with improved illustrations and a new cover. See here.
Endorsement by Edward O Wilson
My American publishers are using an endorsement from the eminent evolutionary biologist, philosopher, and twice-Pulitzer-prizewinner Edward O Wilson on the front cover of their paperback edition to be published next month: “Cosmosapiens is an audacious tour by a single author of all that science can teach us about the origin and evolution of humanity in the universe, start to finish.”
SMN Annual Meeting Keynote Address
As winner of the Scientific and Medical Network Book Prize 2016 for COSMOSAPIENS, I will be giving the keynote address followed by questions and answers on Saturday 8 July during the SMN Annual Meeting. This will be held at the University of Plymouth from 7 to 9 July. Full details here, including booking residential or non-residential tickets. For those just wishing to come to the talk and Q&As, please contact the SMN in London at the phone number given.
Spanish edition published
For details, see here.
SMN Book Prize for 2016
COSMOSAPIENS has just been awarded the Scientific & Medical Network (SMN) Book Prize for 2016. I’ll be giving a talk based on the book at the SMN annual meeting on Saturday 8 July 2017 at Plymouth; non-members welcome to attend. Details to follow.