A "PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" Top 10 Fall Science Title "A rewarding, thought-provoking journey.... Mr. Suddendorf cuts an entertaining swath through a thicket of research studies on primate cognition....The author's style is not only consistently interesting and informative but at times delightfully playful.... a welcome addition to the growing literature explaining science to the intelligent layperson."--"Wall Street Journal" --The Wall Street Journal
"Beautifully written, well researched and thought provoking, "The Gap" searches for key differences between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom, and presents a balanced overview of the current status of our understanding of the mental abilities of animals. I found it fascinating and strongly recommend it to everyone who is curious as to how we have evolved to become the dominant species in the world today. Thank you, Thomas Suddendorf, for writing this book." ----Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace
"Fascinating reading... A fine example of science made accessible for general readers, combining history, personal anecdotes, clear accounts of research and a broad picture of human evolution." --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Thomas Suddendorf is a professor of psychology at the University of Queensland, whose research has been covered by the BBC, Discover, and the New York Times. He lives in Queensland, Australia.