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on Dec. 12, 2013 :
Wasted my money on this one.
Rehashed information and old hat theories.
Definitely anti Darwin when Darwin himself said his findings weren't conclusive.
I struggled to read this which was the opposite of "Sons of Monkeys' which I found a refreshing approach and actually a pleasure to read.
Bibliography would have been nice to see.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Dec. 07, 2012 :
An update on evolution using recent findings including epigenetics and cooperative bevavior of species in an ecosystem. Reminded me a little of
Pierre de Chardin's "The Phenomenon of Man". A sweeping synthesis with lots of biological detail but I did not find a list of references.
If you read the first chapters you get the idea, and much is repetative and the style I found unappealing due to repetative expressions. Overly critical of Darwin who did not have all this recent genetic info, and so of course had to use what was then known, and the materialistic and competative ideas then current.
One statement that I think is not valid is that animals live longer in the wild than in zoos. True of some, but overstated as far as I know.
Very important concept here and I recommend the book. A popularly written summary would be useful
(reviewed within a month of purchase)