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Carl Zimmer is the author of three well-received books on evolution. A Guggenheim fellow in 2002, he writes regularly for magazines, including National Geographic, Science, Newsweek, and Natural History.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The book is beautifully illustrated and photographed.
I believe that this book would be good for a junior or senior highschool student, as well as any adult interested in learning about this subject.
His book, "Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins," has got to be the best overview of the subject so far published.
I don't have much to say on it specifically since I purchased the product for someone else. I would recommend buying it since I have heard no negative reviews on it.Published 8 months ago by Fresh
Great book that is simple to understand. Not too long not too short. The only problem with books on this topic is that they seem to go out-of-date quickly because the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dan Meyers
This book gives a good, simple background to human evolution. Coupled with the much more comprehensive The Human Career, there isn't much left uncovered.Published 10 months ago by Andrew Sitek
This was a great deal for a used textbook--about a third of the price of a new book. And the book itself is a great introduction to the subject of evolutionary theory. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Gregor Krause
Solid presentation. Easy read, great illustrations. Provides a good overview. It is not overly technical which relegates it to those who are "beginners" or maybe some... Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Joseph Iacovino
well written with excellent graphics and diagrams.The clearest book on paleoanthropology I have read but still well researched and clearly written. Read morePublished on May 5, 2011 by MP55
This book gives readers a reasonably accurate account on human evolution. It clarifies well that we (Homo sapiens) are not direct descendants of our close primate relatives and... Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by W. Cheung
I'm reviewing from amazon another imprint from smithsonian that reveals the slow step-by-step evolutionary transition of furry apes to humans which indeed of course sheds... Read morePublished on October 20, 2009 by Peppercorn
This book would be good for those who are just starting out to learn something about human evolution. Read morePublished on April 29, 2009 by Skeptical Searcher