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  • A Primate's Memoir

  • A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons
  • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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"I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla," writes Robert Sapolsky in this witty and riveting chronicle of a scientist's coming-of-age in remote Africa. An exhilarating account of Sapolsky's twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, A Primate's Memoir interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti-for man and beast alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, moving, and more than a little funny

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-2018

Unexpected amazement

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Reviewed: 03-05-2015

It was an amazing narrative with a great mix between his work and his experiences with the people whom lived nearby. Humorous and dramatic at just the right times to keep you coming for more.