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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A Primate's Memoir 'I had never planned to become a Savannah baboon when I grew up; instead I assumed I would become a mountain gorilla,' writes the author in this chronicle of a scientist's coming of age in remote Africa. He writes about people and their society as he does about animals and theirs. Full description

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

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"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)

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