No dumbing down here,
This review is from: Seven Million Years: The Story of Human Evolution (Phoenix Press) (Paperback)
Douglas Palmer delivers an insightful account of the origins of man together with the stories and accounts of the scientists involved. Little sparing is given to the layman and it may be useful to have access to other refernce books when reading this e.g. the dates for the epochs or stages etc or an atlas.
My initial interest was in the out of Africa story of homo, this book passes a chapter on this. Its main aim is to try to explain the ancestry of homo sapiens and how diificult it is for science.
Well worth the read.