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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and enlightening memoir of primate life.
As much fun to read as any book by Redmond O'Hanlon or Gerald Durrell, A Primate's Memoir is funny, irreverent, and full of adventure, while also being a serious scientific study of the savanna baboons of Kenya. Sapolsky's goal is to determine the relationship of baboon stress levels to their overall health over a period of years. A neuroscientist, he observes the social...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A tale of 2/3
The first 2/3 are fascinating - Sapolsky's passion for the baboons clearly shines through - but he then gets very lazy in the final chapters of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very funny book, 1 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: A Primate's Memoir: Love, Death and Baboons in East Africa (Paperback)
I did get to read this book and enjoyed it enormously! It was written as though it was a lot of stories meshed together between the chapters all very cleverly done and amusing enough to pass around so that others could enjoy it too!! A great read!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 20 Jun. 2011
This review is from: A Primate's Memoir: Love, Death and Baboons in East Africa (Paperback)
Interesting book - very entertaining sections about both the Baboons and travel in Africa generally. Would have liked to know a bit more about the results of the medical research, will buy one of his other books for that...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic read, 20 Mar. 2011
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Everyone should read this book. It tells you all you need to know about baboon behaviour and probably human behaviour as well. It is funny and tragic. Skip the last chapter until you are feeling strong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful & Entertaining, 11 Mar. 2013
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This book is insightful and entertaining. The book is full of adventure, Sapolsky makes a serious subject highly entertaining. I think everybody should read this book at least once.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Conrad updated., 9 Jan. 2015
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If you have spent time in Africa, you will understand this book better than someone who hasn't; but everyone will learn something of value from reading this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written and a great read! Enjoyed it from start to finish. Highly recommended!, 24 Sept. 2014
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Very well written and a great read! Enjoyed it from start to finish. Highly recommended.
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A Primate's Memoir: Love, Death and Baboons in East Africa by Robert M Sapolsky (Paperback - 4 April 2002)
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