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    • A Natural History of Wine

    • By: Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it almost inevitably led the two - one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist - to begin exploring the many intersections between science and wine. This audiobook presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All the references on a pdf.

    • By michael on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack

    • And Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution
    • By: Ian Tattersall
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    In his new book The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution. Drawing partly on his own career - from young scientist in awe of his elders to crotchety elder statesman - Tattersall offers an idiosyncratic look at the competitive world of paleoanthropology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • only useful for people with evolutionary knowledge

    • By victor on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Paleontology

    • A Brief History of Life
    • By: Ian Tattersall
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Ian Tattersall, a highly esteemed figure in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology, leads a fascinating tour of the history of life and the evolution of human beings. Starting at the very beginning, Tattersall examines patterns of change in the biosphere over time, and the correlations of biological events with physical changes in the Earth's environment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great summary of where we are with understanding

    • By david on 06-25-11

    Regular price: $25.00

    • Race?: Debunking a Scientific Myth

    • Texas A&M University Anthropology Series
    • By: Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle
    • Narrated by: Peter Lerman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Race has provided the rationale and excuse for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Yet, according to many biologists, physical anthropologists, and geneticists, there is no valid scientific justification for the concept of race. To be more precise, although there is clearly some physical basis for the variations that underlie perceptions of race, clear boundaries among "races" remain highly elusive from a purely biological standpoint.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Robert M Nimocks on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $24.95