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Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Colin - Goodreads

Interesting overview of the current (circa 2006) scientific thinking on the development of humanity and culture. Provides interesting insights into our prehistoric levels of altruism, violence ... Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

When the author sticks to genetics he provides pretty up to date and thought provoking analysis. When he ventures into linguistics he supports crackpot theorists like Renfrew and Greenberg. I would ... Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

Not bad as a general survey and I liked the writing style, but all the things mentioned in this book can be read from other well-written popular science books that have dived deeper. Besides, this book contains too many speculations. Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Very interesting and readable, but since Wade is a journalist and not a scientist I got the feeling that some important distinctions were being elided in the name of readability. So it was clear and ... Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Angela Sorby - Goodreads

I have a soft spot for prehistory, and so found much of Wade's account fascinating. However, when he turns to the idea of "continental races" he lost me, particularly because--just prior--he'd ... Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Terry Dullum - Goodreads

Huh? Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - David - Goodreads

The author does an excellent job of detailing the origins of language, religion, culture, etc. before the establishment of recorded history. He combines extensive genetic, archaeological, and ... Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Madeleine McLaughlin - Goodreads

It's readable but filled with nonsense about genetics. Of course, that's because it's about a theoretical part of science. Some parts interesting. Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Aimed at a general audience, this book covers what genetics can tell us about human history from the time we branched off from the other apes until almost modern times. It covers bodily developments ... Read full review

Review: Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

User Review  - Connie Mckissack - Goodreads

I'm interested in the mitochondrial DNA science behind the assumption of "mitochondrial Eve" so I downloaded this book to gain further understanding. Extremely interesting subject! Read full review


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