Joined: Jan. 2006
Er, no... It's a big long book, slow going for pinheadz.
Actually, I have been enjoying it to date, but I tend to read several things at one time, especially when one of the things has the heft of this tome.
Just to spare my scrawny neck and shoulder muscles, if for no other reason.
But I will report back.
Also, for Seattle-ites, or other fans or either paleoanthropology or Northwest Coast native art, we've got two great exhibits going on in town at the moment: Lucy Walks (well, actually, her bones flew over here from Ethiopia) at the Pacific Science Center and S'abadeb, The Gifts, an exhibit of Salish native art, old and new. There is a good book/exhibit catalog associated with the latter, by the same title, edited by the curator, Barbara Brotherton.
I have been making (very desultory and behind-the-times) reports on the lecture series -- sponsored by the Burke Museum, our local natural history/ethnology museum -- associated with the Lucy Exhibit, over at TalkRational. Charmingly, the lectures are titled "Lucy Talks."