“The book is both informational and highly engaging, in the tradition of Bill Bryson’s A Brief History of Nearly Everything, and works equally well for pleasure reading and as a substitute for a science textbook. Brodie has a gift for pithy phrases (“We humans require hierarchy but yearn for our egalitarian heritage”) that render the text deceptively simple while making it a joy to read..."
"Expertly organized and presented, Why Are We Here? would prove to be an excellent choice for a curriculum textbook and is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Evolution Science collections and supplemental studies lists. Impressively informed and informative, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject..."