The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us From Other Animals by Thomas Suddendorf

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March 2014, no. 359
The science of what separates us from other animals

The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us From Other Animals

by Thomas Suddendorf

Basic Books, $39.99 hb, 358 pp, 9780465030149

The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us From Other Animals by Thomas Suddendorf

Reviewed by
March 2014, no. 359

Are you a romantic or a killjoy? This question is the essence of Thomas Suddendorf’s terrific book. I have been both. Ten years ago I wrote a novel in which the world’s creatures got fed up with our human neglect of the planet and, in one turbulent day, took over civilisation. A couple of border collies ran Europe and did far better than the suits in Brussels.

The science of what separates us from other animals

The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us From Other Animals

by Thomas Suddendorf

Basic Books, $39.99 hb, 358 pp, 9780465030149

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