'Supernatural: of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws.'
Less than 50,000 years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as 'the greatest riddle in human history', all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers.
In Supernatural Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious 'before-and-after moment' and to discover the truth about the influences that shaped the modern human mind.
Could it be that human evolution is not just the 'blind', 'meaningless' process that Darwin identified, but something else, more purposive and intelligent, that we barely even begun to understand?
'Hancock's work is a welcome exploration and celebration of the mystery inside our skulls' The Guardian
'Hancock is intelligent and articulate and his writing is as expert as you would expect from an esteemed international correspondent' The Scotsman
'Provocative and fascinating' Daily Mail
'Hancock's most important book ... quite stunning' The Independent on Sundayshow more