'Love is surely the single most all-encompassing emotion we experience. It binds us together as couples, as parents and offspring, as members of an extended family, even as a community. It defines what it is to be human. This book opens the Pandora's Box on this most complex and puzzling aspect of what it is to be human.'
Robin Dunbar, author of Friends
'Anna Machin brings together the latest research into fatherhood with real stories of new dads and their babies. The result is thought-provoking, touching and up-lifting.'
Nick Wilkie, CEO National Childbirth Trust
New York Times
New York Daily News
Love’s been around a long time. Watch Anna’s new YouTube series to find out what science has to say about love and where love might take us in the future.
'How Love Makes Us Human' 16-part series
Dr Anna Machin's work is about the very nature of being human. She is world renowned for her pioneering work exploring the science and anthropology of fatherhood and her cross-disciplinary interpretation of human parental and romantic love. Read more...
As an evolutionary anthropologist and science communicator Anna is passionate about bringing the science behind human stories to a wider audience. Her anthropological focus means that hard science is mixed with other disciplines to give a truly rounded answer to some of life’s big questions. Anna’s broadcast work has led her to be one of the few visible female scientists in the media today. Read more...
“It’s a little known fact but fathers saved the human race...” Human fathers are unusual. We are the only ape who has fathers that invest in the care of their offspring and one of only 5% of mammals that do so. An evolutionary rarity. So, the question arises... Read more...