A glimpse of The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack

10.05.2015

The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack cover

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack (St. Martin's Press, 2015). The preview consists of a portion of chapter 1, "Humankind's Place in Nature," which briefly reviews the history of Western scientific thought about humanity's place in nature from Aristotle to just before Darwin.

According to the reviewer for Science, The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack "[t]races the contingencies, false starts, and diversity of opinions that have characterized the intellectual history of paleoanthropology from Darwin to today ... History, Tattersall reminds us, defines who we think we are."