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Academic & Professional Books  Evolutionary Biology  Human Evolution & Anthropology

Lucy's Legacy Sex and Intelligence in Human Evolution

By: Alison Jolly(Author)
518 pages, Illus
Lucy's Legacy
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  • Lucy's Legacy ISBN: 9780674005402 Paperback Jun 2001 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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  • Lucy's Legacy ISBN: 9780674000698 Hardback Dec 1999 Out of Print #100704
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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.

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By: Alison Jolly(Author)
518 pages, Illus
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"[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

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