A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons

A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons

Book - 2002
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From the author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. Over two decades, Sapolsky survives culinary atrocities, gunpoint encounters, and a surreal kidnapping, while witnessing the encroachment of the tourist mentality on the farthest vestiges of unspoiled Africa. As he conducts unprecedented physiological research on wild primates, he becomes evermore enamored of his subjects -- unique and compelling characters in their own right -- and he returns to them summer after summer, until tragedy finally prevents him.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002, ©2001
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
ISBN: 9780743202411
0743202414
9780743202473
0743202473
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 25 cm

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Liber_vermis
Oct 21, 2016

Having worked in south-central Africa I was more interested in the human interaction than the baboon research, so I was pleasantly surprised that I only flipped passed 10-15 pages in this humorous and insightful saga of cultural confrontation and travel.

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Cyborg_Kid
May 16, 2016

Wonderful book written by an amazing scientist. The book taught me so much about Africa and Africans.

I highly recommend this book to anyone with an open mind, and also suggest you check out some of Robert Sapolsky's videos and lectures on YouTube. You won't be disappointed.

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calico_g
Sep 12, 2011

Top notch. Intelligent, warm, hilarious. Extremely readable. I'm completely in love with the author.

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