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Down from the Trees.

Down from the Trees

Ralph D. Hermansen

Apple Academic Press

c/o CRC Press

6000 NW Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487

9781771887335, $99.95, HC, 422pp,

Synopsis: "Down from the Trees: Man's Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors" by Ralph D. Hermansen covers the evolution of man from tree-dwelling ape to Homo sapiens as he is today.

Using easy-to-read language and including the most up-to-date research, "Down from the Trees" takes complex, jargon-filled material and extracts the essence of the topic and coveys it in a clear and engaging manner as it approaches the subject of human evolution from three different disciplines: fossil evidence and its interpretation, evolutionary theory and its applicability, and genetic evidence and its ability to unlock prehistoric information.

There is nothing more interesting to humans than the story of their origins. The evolutionary process of a tree-dwelling ape becoming a walking, talking man who has developed the technology to walk on the moon, transplant hearts, or modify living things is no trivial story. "Down from the Trees" provides a fascinating and comprehensive view of what science has learned of human evolution.

Critique: Exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented, "Down from the Trees: Man's Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors" is an extraordinary read that is enhanced for academia with the inclusion of a ten page Bibliography and a sixteen page Index. While unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library Anthropology collections in general, and Human Evolution supplemental studies lists in particular, it should be noted for students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Down from the Trees" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $43.41).

Able Greenspan


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Title Annotation:Down from the Trees: Man's Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors
Author:Greenspan, Able
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Nov 1, 2018
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