She is more scientific than Genesis, more up to date than Darwin, more fun than Ardrey, and she writes better than Desmond Morris. --Sunday Telegraph
Sir David Attenborough takes to the radio to mull over a once ridiculed idea about human evolution . . . Attenborough shows how the theory has gained traction. --The Times
It was one of the most outrageous, improbable evolutionary ideas ever proposed... now the idea... is becoming respectable. --Observer
Why do humans differ from other primates? What do those differences tell us about human evolution? Elaine Morgan gives a revolutionary hypothesis that explains our anatomic anomalies--why we walk on two legs, why we are covered in fat, why we can control our rate of breathing? The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors were trapped in a semi-aquatic environment. In presenting her case Elaine Morgan forces scientists to question accepted theories of human evolution.