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Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    No color plates

    Very well written and researched. I would have purchaed the print edition had I known the color plates are not included with the ebook version. Also, the figures and black and white drawings are much better using the IPad reader. Cannot be read on my Nook.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

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    Excellent introduction! Cro-Magnon, by Brian Fagan introduces w

    Excellent introduction!

    Cro-Magnon, by Brian Fagan introduces what is currently known (and speculated) about Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals. Fagan spices up his narrative with imaginative vignettes of Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons as they may have lived. I imagine such vignettes would appeal to most everyone in the general public, including teens, though they may be a little irritating to a hard-core scientist who isn't interested in imaginative speculation (just a guess...I loved them!). Another excellent feature of this book is that it has incorporated historic scientific discoveries about prehistoric peoples with modern science like mitochondrial DNA tracing. Again, this feature would be of interest to most of the general public, but isn't meant for experts--there are a lot of simplifications for the sake of clarity. I think this book is an excellent introduction to prehistoric peoples that could be enjoyed by both adults and teens (even precocious pre-teens).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    If you love anthropology, you will love this book.

    Brian Fagan writes a wonderful, educational book on the development of our early human ancestors based on actual facts only, filled in with logical conclusions. It is not a story where early humans are given fictional names but an interesting factual guide tieing in climate, human skills, food sources and tool development that got us to where we are today. I could easily picture his descriptions of the landscape cro-magnon man survived in. I loved this book and wish I could have been along on any of the archaeological digs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 29, 2014

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    Here!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

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    This talk has fully ended it was nice to talk bye bye ;p

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Autum to leo

    I finally understand and its too late lol i thought you were tryin to be funny saying you left to go back to the ice age

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Leo

    He goses into the woods.

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