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A Nice Addition,
This review is from: Evolution: The Human Story (Hardcover)
Yes, a nice addition to an existing collection of anthropology/ biology/ evo content, but should be an addition only. The book simply is not detailed enough to live up to the title; however, if one already has an understanding of evolution, then this book makes a great coffee table piece for talking points. The illustrations are very large and glossy with the feel of a photo-book, making up somewhat for the sparse content. Again, this book won't explain the concepts of evo all that well but is a nice piece if preaching to the choir. For an in-depth look at the details of evo I would recommend: Prothero - "What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters," OR Coyne, "Why Evolution is True." For a different overview also try Zimmer's,"Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins." (the pictures are not as large but the info is robust)
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2012 8:12:56 AM PDT
Thanks for including suggestions of other books in your review.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 1:43:27 PM PDT
You are welcome. If you already accept evolution and are looking for an overview book that is interesting I would recommend Neil Shubin's "Your Inner Fish" which I just finished. Also, if you need more examples of evidence I also read Dawkins' "The Greatest Show on Earth" which was really good. My only complaint was he didn't dig into the genetics enough for me, but that was more of a personal thing.
Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:45:14 PM PDT
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