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Prehistoric Man

    Naturevolume 120page115 (1927) | Download Citation



    As a stimulating introduction to prehistoric man, his haunts, habits, and arts of life, this volume in “The Simple Guide Series” will prove very useful. It is written vividly and without any surface pedantry though itcondenses a good deal of information into a small space. It will succeed in sweeping from the picture of our stone age ancestors some of the dry dust with which the learning of specialists, as well as the centuries, have covered it. It leads us from lemurs, monkeys, and apes up to the man of the bronze age. Needless to say, no specialist in. prehistory will completely agree with any other author's conclusions, whether these be put in popular or learned language, but, on the whole, Mr. Henderson succeeds in giving a fair and well-balanced summary of the sound and established results of modern prehistoric science.

    Prehistoric Man.

    Written and Illustrated by Keith Henderson. (The Simple Guide Series.) Pp. xv + 276. (London: Chatto and windus, 1927.) 7s. 6d. net.

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