Last Ape Standing

The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived

by Chip Walter

Last Ape Standing

Hardcover, 220 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $26 | purchase

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Book Summary

Seeks to explain why homo sapiens survived while other hominids did not, drawing on recent scientific discoveries and examining the survival value of such factors as premature births, long childhoods, and an extremely social nature.

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