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A bit disapointing,
This review is from: Pandora's Seed: Why the Hunter-Gatherer Holds the Key to Our Survival (Penguin Press Science) (Paperback)
I haven't read any of Spencer Wells other books, but I was expecting more from an academic. The parts of the book that were on his specialty were good and well written (the bits on evolutionary genetics, and the palaeontology of Homo species), but the other bits were boring and uninspiring. The part about climate change seemed like someone writing about something he'd only just read about himself (no real insight, or anything to add to the debate).
The lack of consistency really lets it down, as some bits are good. But it didn't leave mean wanting to learn more or read anything of Spencer Wells'.