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The Epic of Man

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Hardcover, Special Edition for Young Readers, 176 pages
Published 1962 by Golden Press (first published 1961)
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Roger Burk
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sat on my parents' coffee table and I pored over it with great interest many times as a child. Such wonderful, evocative, detailed paintings of life in prehistory! So I decided I might as well actually read it. It is based on science of 60 years ago, and a lot of details have been filled in, but I saw little that was outright wrong. I was most struck by willingness to call primitive societies "primitive" and "backward"--we wouldn't be so straightforward nowadays. By that, and by the fact th ...more
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