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A Primate's Memoir: Love, Death and Baboons in Eas&hellip by Robert M. Sapolsky
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5.0 out of 5 stars Growing Pains, 1 July 2002
This will be your book of the year. Sapolsky's 20-year work with East African baboons has universal appeal. It sounds as if it has been done before but it hasn't, not like this. The animals have names but they're never less than real. They're safe on the Serengeti so they have time to make life difficult for each other. Just like us. Real insight into animal group behaviour with lavish spill-overs into organizational dynamics - managers will recognize displaced aggression and alpha males. There is the anthropology of the Masai and the effects of tourism on habitat. We have Redmond O'Hanlon without the historionics, Theroux without the waspish superiority, and Sapolsky himself wryly aware of… Read more