Arsuaga in its maximum splendor.
The first book on the evolution of human anatomy, which unites science and art.
In the Prado Museum, a scientist looks over the sculpture of the Diadúmeno by Polykleitos; In its anatomy you can read an evolutionary history of seven million years. In the next room there is another, somewhat later room that shows the naked figure of the Venus of the Dolphin, the Hellenistic canon of female beauty. The scientist appreciates the differences between the two and wonders about their meaning.
Based on the observation of the human body through art and his knowledge as a paleontologist, Juan Luis Arsuaga invites us to discover in a simple and enjoyable way the wonders that make it up and how and why they have evolved over the centuries. With his lucid, fun and ingenious gaze we will travel to the past to get closer to that great unknown, our body. Because each and every one of its parts is a prodigy of evolution.