The Story of “Primitive” Man

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    A BOOK such as this forms a useful stepping-stone to higher knowledge; it creates interest, and develops a desire for further information, therefore it possesses the chief qualities that go to make a good book for the average man. For the reader who wishes to know more about the subject than can be compressed in two hundred small pages, a list of books is given at the end of the volume. The illustrations are numerous, but some of these are badly printed. The text is very attractively written, scarcely a sentence being beyond the comprehension of the popular mind. Though the story is briefly told, we have no doubt it will prove interesting to a wide circle of readers. It may be well to point out that the remarks with reference to the chipped flints found in what was believed to be an Upper Miocene deposit in Further India (pp. 23, 24), will need modification when the book comes to a second edition, the bed in which the flints occur having been shown to be Pliocene (see NATURE, vol. li. p. 608).

    The Story of “Primitive” Man.

    By Edward Clodd. Pp. 206. (London: George Newnes, Limited, 1895.)

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    The Story of “Primitive” Man. Nature 52, 173 (1895) doi:10.1038/052173a0

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