About the Book
From computers to airplanes to life-giving medicines, the technological marvels of our world were made possible by the human use of fire. But the use of fire itself was made possible by an array of features built into the human body and the planet. In Fire-Maker, biologist Michael Denton explores the special features of nature that equipped humans to to harness the powers of fire and remake their world. This book is a companion to the documentary of the same name, available at www.privilegedspecies.com.
About the Author
Michael Denton is a Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly a Senior Research Fellow in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Otago in New Zealand, he earned his MD from Bristol University and a PhD in biochemistry from King’s College in London. He is author of Evolution: A Theory in Crisis and Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe, and he has published articles in journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, BioSystems, and Human Genetics.