The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional, by Agustin Fuentes.
A bold new synthesis of archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth?
Creativity is an essential reason why Homo sapiens have progressed to the point we have: dominating an entire planet and eagerly searching the universe, argues anthropologist Fuentes… His thesis is an intriguing and insightful one. —Library Journal.
Agustín Fuentes's resounding multimillion-year perspective will inspire readers - and spark all kinds of creativity.
A magisterial tour of what makes us human, and how we got that way. This is the best guide I know on how the human world evolved, and a solid foundation for creative optimism.” - R. Brian Ferguson, Prof. of Anthropology, Rutgers University-Newark