This Simian World Author:Clarence Day I don't know exactly what this book is about. It appears to be a comparison in some ways about apes to humans and apes as human ancestors in a humorous way. The quote from the front of the book is: — "How I hate the man who talks about the 'brute creation,' with an ugly emphasis on "brute"...As for me, I am proud of my close kinship with other ... more »animals. I take a jealous pride in my Simian ancestry. I like to think that I was once a magnificent hairy fellow living in the trees, and that my frame has come down through geological time via sea jelly and worms and Amphixus, Fish, Dinosaurs, and Apes. Who would exchange these for the pallid couple in the Garden of Eden?"