Evolution of Human Skin Colour

  • Audience:
    Developed for the South African market for young humans, 10 to 14 years
  • Media:
    44 page, soft cover book published in Cape Town and printed in the official languages of South Africa plus Swahili
  • How to order:
    The book is available on the U.K. Amazon web site and South African book stores
  • Title:
    "Skin We Are In" is written by Dr. Nina Jablonski and Sindiwe Magona with illustrations by Lynn Fellman

Published spring, 2018, “Skin We Are In” was a collaboration of three women passionate about communicating the value and beauty of human evolution. The book celebrates the “glorious human rainbow” with 44 pages of illustrations and easy to understand explanation of the science of human skin color.

• Thumbs up review by the South African press (here)
• Launch of the book in Cape Town, South Africa. Three-minute video.
• Buy the book from Waterstones, a U.K-based bookstore and from Amazon U.K.

Excerpts from the book about the creative team:
Sindiwe Magona is a Writer-in-Residence at the University of the Western Cape, and has written over 120 children’s books and won numerous awards.

Nina G. Jablonski is an anthropologist, paleontologist, and science educator. She studies and writes about human and primate evolution, and is especially interested in how skin and skin color have evolved and influenced human life and societies.

Lynn Fellman is an artist, designer, and science communicator. She is an artist-in-residence at Cold Spring Harbor Lab and Senior Fulbright Scholar. Her work shows the many layers of connections between people alive today and their ancient ancestors.


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