Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 1400102324 $37.99 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 1400152321 $24.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $17.49
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 1400132320 $75.99 Eleven CDs
Nicholas Wade, a science reporter, compiles the current knowledge of the last 50,000 years of human evolution. He addresses such topics as language, brain size, tool-making, and race. His use of controversial ideas makes most of the discourse speculative--lots of "may" and "perhaps." Alan Sklar's deep voice never bungles a complicated term. Listeners must be ready for lingo like "allele," "steatopygia," and "anthropophagy." While some narrators can't handle any foreign words, Sklar demonstrates his skill with the African click languages. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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