Almost Human: A Journey into the World of Baboons by Shirley Strum

By Shirley Strum

In 1972, a tender graduate pupil named Shirley Strum traveled to Kenya to check a troop of olive baboons (Papio anubis) nicknamed the Pumphouse Gang. Like our personal ancestors, baboons had tailored to lifestyles at the African savannah, and Strum was hoping that by means of gazing baboon habit, she may possibly research whatever approximately how early people may have lived. quickly the baboons had received her center in addition to her brain, and Strum has been operating with them ever since.

Vividly written and choked with attention-grabbing insights, virtually Human chronicles the 1st fifteen years of Strum's fieldwork with the Pumphouse Gang. From the 1st paragraph, the reader is drawn in addition to Strum into the area of the baboons, studying in regards to the tragedies and triumphs in their day-by-day lives—and the lives of the scientists learning them.

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