If you want to understand life and how it has evolved, listen to this book. It describes how life innovates and finds new workable solutions from within a set of possibilities too large to ever sift through without these principles. It us so well read and written that you will be easily visualizing multi-dimensional hyper cubes and saying "I get it!"
This is an amazing story, told in an amazing way. You will understand our place in the universe in a very profound way. It's easy to listen, presented with great clarity. HIGHLY recommended.
One night, at dinner with friends, I found myself explaining detailed stories from this book, with everyone interested and asking questions. That the kind of book this is: You will gain innumerable insights into how we, as humans, live, and will be able to relate them to everyday life ... and you will remember them! de Waal illuminates so much of who we are by showing how different sides of our nature can be seen in chimps and bonobos.