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If I'd read this book 15 years ago I'd rated it 5 for content (it won the prestigious W.W. Howells Prize of the American Anthropological Association when published) but overall I'd... Read morePublished 10 months ago by BTL
This book fills in the gap to many questions that pertain to our origins. Mr.Tattersall writes in laymans terms that jsut about anyone can interpret. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Daryl Ogden
Paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall tackles a difficult question: what is it, exactly, that differentiates us (Homo sapiens) from other primates and our direct biological ancestors? Read morePublished on April 2, 2007 by doc peterson
I would give Tattersall a "good", but not "excellent" rating for this book. When he discusses fossil evidence, he is so heavily nuanced that he almost says nothing at all. Read morePublished on September 7, 2006 by Ralph D. Hermansen
The book was a REVIEW of what over many years research all other men have 'measured with their thoughts and efforts' over the origin of human kind.. Read morePublished on July 2, 2006 by Pauline B. Larach
First the good new:
Mr. Tattersall has some interesting ideas and keeps them concise.
The bad news:
His language is alittle high-brow for me. Read more
Tattersall's departure from the mainstream in documenting what is known about our evolutionary track as humans is a solid survey text for the casual reader. Read morePublished on August 31, 2004 by David Durovy
Read as part of barnes-noble online classes in human evolution. A good pick for an intro textbook on rise and evolution of us. Read morePublished on November 29, 2002 by R. M. Williams
Ian Tattersall's discourse on what makes us (humans) unique - and the unincredulous evolutionary processes that worked to ensure that uniqueness - is remarkable. Read morePublished on February 12, 2002 by Edwin B. Wollet