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Becoming Human by Ian Tattersall
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Jul 01, 11

Read in June, 2011

Readable book about the human animal, its primate cousins, distant and not so distant ancestors. Why did our species make it and the Neanderthals fail? Why are we so much better at using tools and more linguistically talented than our nearest primate relatives or any one else? May be a bit our of date--written 13 years ago, that's is a long time in the sciences--but so engagingly written and a great starting point for exploring the place of homo sapien on the evolutionary tree
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