A Primate's Memoir: Love, Death and Baboons in East Africa

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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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"One of the most engrossing, exhilarating and irreverent books on Africa and its wildlife ever published" ( Financial Times)

"Smart, stylish, distinctive... A magnificent tale of morality among the hamfisted machiavellians" ( Independent)

"Splendidly written and entertaining... ACE. Buy this book now" ( Scotsman)

"Flies along like a well-paced and finely crafted novel...[giving] us a cast of characters as memorably colorful as any that Dickens ever created" ( Newsweek)

"One of the best scientist-writers of our time" (Oliver Sacks)

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One of the world's leading primatologists reinvents the traditional field research study with this exhilarating, hilarious and daring memoir of twenty-plus years studying a troop of baboons in Kenya.

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