Donahue takes his show to the print medium in this view of ``the human animal.'' Through a popularized version of scientific research, he examines human behavior, societal violence, male-female relationships, evolution, and the workings of the human brain. While much of this will be familiar to the reader with even a rudimentary background in psychology or sociology, it does hold one's interest. He covers each topic in the familiar Donahue style: probing, questioning, provocative. The book is scheduled to become a five-hour NBC television series, similar to The Ascent of Man , to be released in 1986. That, along with the Donahue name and the fact that the book is well written, assures high demand. Buy multiple copies. Terrill Brooks, Baker Jr. Coll. Lib., Flint, Mich.