A Primate's Memoir

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Random House, 30 abr. 2011 - 304 páginas
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Book-smart and more than a little naive, Robert Sapolsky left the comforts of college in the US for a research project studying a troop of baboons in Kenya. Whether he's relating his adventures with his neighbours, Masai tribesmen, or his experiences learning how to sneak up and dart suspicious baboons, Sapolsky combines irreverence and humour with the best credentials in his field.

A Primate's Memoir is the culmination of over two decades of experience and research - an exhilarating, hilarious and daring memoir, and an astonishing masterpiece of the people and nature of Africa.

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Reseña de usuario  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

I’ve dipped in several times, first from page 1 and then randomly. The material is almost always entertaining, but I couldn’t seem to stick with it, and I finally realized why. The font size is ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - rivkat - LibraryThing

Sapolsky studied baboons in Kenya for decades. This well-written, occasionally profane memoir is only partly about baboon behavior, and largely about Sapolsky’s experiences as an initially sheltered ... Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (2011)

Robert Sapolsky is Professor of Biology and Neurology at Stanford University, and a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya. He lives in San Francisco.

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