By: Alison Jolly (Author)
518 pages, Illus
Alison Jolly believes that biologists have an important story to tell about being human – not the all-too-familiar tale of selfishness, competition, and biology as destiny but rather one of cooperation and interdependence, from the first merging of molecules to the rise of a species inextricably linked by language, culture, and group living. This is the story that unfolds in Lucy's Legacy, the saga of human evolution as told by a world-renowned primatologist who works among the female-dominant ringtailed lemurs of Madagascar.
"[Jolly's] method is to offer a host of lively facts to grip the imagination..Her book is full of wry, ironic humour, as well as knowledgeable remarks about the way science works [...] She has pulled off the most elegant of scientific popularisation tricks: being light without being lightweight."
– Adrian Barnett, New Scientist
"[A] charming, eclectic and sensible book [...] [Jolly's] genius in this informative, satisfying book is to strip away dogma and politics that have shrouded evolution, to reveal a theory Darwin would recognize as his own. 'There is grandeur in this view of life,' he wrote, and here it is seen marvelously."
– Ellen Ruppel Shell, New York Times Book Review
There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!
Your orders support book donation projects
Shopping at NHBS is always good. The range of books is wide, the service is excellent, the orders arrive swiftly.
Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products
Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping
Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985