- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Times Books+ (March 31, 2012)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008M3L55G
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,954,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Unfortunately unless you suffer the same love as the author this book will bore you to tears.
He also makes it clear when he is expressing his own views and ideas, and when these have changed through time.
The book also provides a comprehensive view of the fossil evidence, and the various tools for dating fossils.
I have now read this work three times. Each reading has improved my appreciation of this science. The book is generally targeted to the educated amateur. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alan J. Bomberger
As an undergraduate I enjoyed several courses in physical anthropology ("stones and bones"). That was awhile ago and, of course, I have not kept up with the research and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Blanchard
I have been interested in human evolution for a long time and I learned so much from this book. If it were required reading in senior high, perhaps we wouldn't have so much racism... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gail Harris
Superb as compilation of what we have found out about human origins, a complex and rapidly evolving subject . But it is not an easy read.Published 5 months ago by Carl Coon
Thorough if not a little dry, not quite a casual read. Possibly a bit more than for a pure layperson.Published 6 months ago by Vrobles
This is a really interesting book. Chris Stringer brings together the current available information and presents brief summaries of the top, often conflicting, theories. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rosemary Barraclough
Some good information, some fairy tales, mixed in a way that it's hard to tell what might be true and what is fiction. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Crystal J Clark
Loved this book!!! If you are interested in Hominid/Neanderthal topics, this is the book for you. I had these ideas back in the 70's & I was not popular w/ the professors.Published 6 months ago by CeDe
I really got into the book at the beginning. It was so promising but there wasn't enough juice after that. Everything is explained rather shallow. I wish it were 200 pages longer!Published 6 months ago by Ninan Tan