Book Reviews of Almost Adam

Almost Adam
Almost Adam
Author: Petru Popescu
ISBN-13: 9780380728244
ISBN-10: 0380728249
Publication Date: 2/1997
Pages: 607
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This book will make you think about what could still be found in some of the last remaining unexplored regions of the earth.

Good read, with an exciting storyline.
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Helpful Score: 2
This story was a refreshing departure from what I normally read. It is fiction presented as a mini study in paleoanthropology set in the Rift Valley of Africa. The premise for the story is a portion of the Rift Valley
that has gone undisturbed and unchanged for more than three million years and is presented as a transition in the evolution of our species. It contains all the bad guys you could possibly want plus the good guys, greed, corruption, political chicanery, and academic arrogance. All in all a good heavy read considering the subject.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was great. Just different enough to hold interest.
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Great book! I highly reccommend it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm a big anthropology fan and loved this book. A lost link between Greater Apes and man is found in Africa by a couple of research scientist. The adventure starts from there.
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Helpful Score: 2
In an unexplored Kenyan savanna, a paleoanthropologist finds a boy whose physical characteristics match those of the "missing link" and realizes that he's discovered a place that has escaped the normal evolutionary processes. Soon the modern world threatens to encroach on his bond with the boy as a poacher tracks them down and another anthropologist threatens to steal the discovery. Their only hope is to disappear into the forest with the boy's tribe.
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Helpful Score: 1
An interesting mix of science both fiction and fact that really makes you think about humanity and what it means.
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A scientist discovers a boy who may be the missing link, then joins him in the jungle to experience life as a pre-human. good book.
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I could not get into this novel. I did not appreciate the writing style. I am sure others will, but it was not for me.
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Interesting read, but a little too drawn out.
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Sometimes a bit slow, but overall, a good book.
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This was a very good book but very technical. A good read even though it took me awhile to get through.
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in a remote region of kenya, american anthropologist ken lauder is about to make a discovery that will challenge everything ever believed about the missing link and the ascent of humankind.
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Although just a bit too long, this is a fascinating book. The author writes very well and the story absolutely holds your interest.

The subject matter is well-drawn and compelling. The story deals with the question of what it means to be human and in what ways humanity has changed over past centuries. I learned so much about anthropology and how we humans have evolved. I truly enjoyed the story.
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Great novel
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"A vivid reimagining of primordial man." - Chicago Sun-Times
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in a remote region of Kenya, American anthropologist Ken Lauder is about to make a discovery that will challenge everything we've ever believed about the missing link and the ascent of humankind: A boy who shold not exist ... a race that defies all logic... inhabiting a secret world that cannot be.... aworld that Ken Lauder may never escape alive.
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In a remote region of Kenya, American anthropologist Ken Lauder is about to make a discovery that will challenge everything we've ever believed about the missing link and the ascent of humankind: a boy who should not exist....a race that defies all logic....inhabiting a secret world that cannot be.... A world Ken Lauder may never escape...alive.
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In a remote region of Kenya, American anthropologist Ken Lauder is about to make a discovery that will challenge everything we've ever believed about the missing link and the ascent of humankind: a boy who should not exist...a race that defies all logic...inhabiting a secret world that cannot be...
A world Ken Lauder may never escape...alive.
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Used. Good condition. Small tears on dust cover. Hardback