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THE ROAD TO MAN (431 pp.)—Herbert Wendt, translated from the German by Helen Sebba—Doubleday ($5.95).

The Noah of modern times is the natural scientist. As the human deluge threatens to drown the lesser species, he cries his warning: Man is a part of nature; destroy nature and you destroy man. His ark is the archive in which he stores the species and records their curious lore; in recent years, many a neo-Noah has splashed a bright coat of paint on his scholarly scow and invited the general public along for the ride. Germany's Herbert Wendt (In Search of Adam) is a skillful...

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