1994-05-18: In the Age of Mankind

In the Age of Mankind (1988)

by Roger Lewin (1944-)

This book is something of a review, by the coauthor of Richard Leakey’s books.  There are no ideas of the author’s; it is completely a collection of the opinions of others.  Lewin presents a series of questions about human evolution, in roughly chronological order.  For each, he presents the ideas of some authorities.  He does not attempt to resolve differences, and doesn’t choose sides in disputes.  While a few of the ideas are interesting, there is a great deal of material to be sifted in finding them.  The pictures are nice.

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