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How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

Adam Rutherford

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Genetics (non-medical)

The Sunday Times bestselling manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation - and a weapon against scientific racism

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

'The ultimate anti-racism guide' Caroline Criado Perez
'Seriously important' Bill Bryson
'A fascinating debunking of racial pseudoscience' Guardian

Racist pseudoscience may be on the rise, but science is no ally to racists. Instead science and history can be powerful allies against bigotry, granting us the clearest view of how people actually are, rather than how we judge them to be. HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST dismantles outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics can and can't tell us about human difference. It is a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify racism.

Updated edition includes a new Preface from the author

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Praise for How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

  • A fascinating and timely refutation of the casual racism on the rise around the world. The ultimate anti-racism guide for data-lovers everywhere

  • Nobody deals with challenging subjects more interestingly and compellingly than Adam Rutherford, and this may be his best book yet. This is a seriously important work

  • A book that could save lives - SPECTATOR

  • A fascinating debunking of racial pseudoscience . . . engaging and enlightening . . . equip[s] the reader with the scientific tools necessary to tackle questions concerning race, genes and ancestry - GUARDIAN

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Adam Rutherford

Dr Adam Rutherford is a scientist, writer and broadcaster. He has written and presented award-winning series and programmes for the BBC, including Radio 4's INSIDE SCIENCE and THE CURIOUS CASES OF RUTHERFORD & FRY with Dr Hannah Fry. He is the author CREATION, shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Prize, A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED, THE BOOK OF HUMANS and the Sunday Times bestselling HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST.

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