Children of Time: Evolution and the Human Story

by Anne H. Weaver

Albuquerque (NM): University of New Mexico Press, 2012. 192 pages.

“Anne Weaver’s Children of Time just happens to be the first material I’ve professionally reviewed that’s honest about whom the scientific study of human origins and evolution is actually for,” writes reviewer Holly M. Dunsworth: “the kids and the kids-at-heart of the world. And this book nails it. You should read it.” Dunsworth was particularly pleased by “the lack of anthropomorphization with the earliest hominins … alien yet familiar creatures … which are captivating to the bone”; no previous treatment, she says, “has conjured living dying laughing crying hominins like Children of Time does.”