One of the world's most influential anthropologists and bestselling author of "The Hidden Life of Dogs" reevaluates her long and illustrious career by returning to her rootsand to the roots of life as revealed in human evolution. Unabridged. 10 CDs.
The first thing to be said about The Old Way, essentially a follow-up to The Harmless People, is that it is written with Thomas's characteristic ease and skill. Thomas writes using all five senses, and at times seems to have access to that magical sixth. The reader is taken into a world that is foreign and yet becomes tangible, if not familiar…It's possible to read this by turns heartbreaking and gorgeously observed book without feeling the weight of Thomas's scholarship. The Old Way is not only a timely work, but also a timeless onea last look back before we decide how to go forward.