Books: Medium Rare

THE HUNTING HYPOTHESIS: A PERSONAL

CONCLUSION CONCERNING THE

EVOLUTIONARY NATURE OF MAN

by ROBERT ARDREY 242 pages. Atheneum. $10.

In his evolution from the proscenium arch of the playwright to the zygomatic arch of the popular anthropologist, Robert Ardrey, 63, has never lost his instinct for drama. African Genesis, The Territorial Imperative and The Social Contract swept through millions of years, the disappearance of continents and the draining of oceans. Entrances and exits involved crushes of phyla and species. The first ape man dropped from the trees to begin his long journey toward sapience.

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