"This is a wonderful book. It is filled with many wonders of very different kinds . . . The author has a mastery of his subject that comes from a lifetime of intimate and meticulous development, of which the book is an attractively crafted summation. The book itself is beautifully arranged and magnificently illustrated . . . Freeman is a scientist, in every sense of the term, but mostly in the oldest and truest sense . . . There are so many important insights in this book and their development for the reader is so masterful, that it almost seems inappropriate to give them short shrift in a review . . . Freeman has masterfully dispersed his teaching over the whole book, almost like a literary hologram. You can read any page, or any chapter, learn some amazing information, and enjoy the story he tells there. But it is only when the book is taken as a whole, or even on a second reading, that the complete clarity of the various insights that freeman has to impart coalesce into sharp focus . . . I highly recommend it without hesitation or qualification.
-- The New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA)
About the Author
Gordon Freeman was born in 1930 in Hoffer, Saskatchewan, and was introduced to Stone Age artefacts at the age of six. His father collected stone projectile points and stone tools from the Saskatchewan prairie after dry winds had blown away tilled soil.
He obtained an M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, a Ph.D. from McGill, and a D.Phil. from Oxford. He is a Chemical Physicist, was for ten years Chairman of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Alberta, and for thirty years Director of the Radiation Research Centre there. He is now a Professor Emeritus. For forty years he has pioneered interdisciplinary studies in chemistry, physics, and human societies. Interdisciplinary is now the standard approach to understanding in the sciences and humanities. He has published more than 450 articles, and two books.