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This review is from: Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins (MacSci) (Hardcover)
Over the last decade Ian Tattersall has written about ten popular trade book on humans and human evolution. His writing is superb at all levels, and this book will prove to be the best he has produced in this period. In this book Tattersall follows the route that we humans took to become the socalled masters of the planet. It is a compex and difficult story to tell, because it is a real story, one that is supported by loads of scientific evidence. Tattersall has a fantastic way with words when describing the scientific evidence. I can remember dreading anatomy and anthropology classes in college, but if this author had taught them I would have probably become an anthropologist. He recognizes that the story he tells needs to be accurate and backed up by science, and he has found a way to make all of this interesting, readable and important. This book is truly masterful.
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Initial post: Apr 13, 2012 10:15:53 AM PDT
Not since my overdue fourth grade book report have I read such a contentless book review. There was more information on the dust jacket.
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