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Dance of the Tiger

A Novel of the Ice Age

By Bjorn Kurten, Stephen Jay Gould (Introduction by)

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Format: Paperback, 280 pages, Revised Edition
Published In: United States, 29 September 1995
Bjorn Kurten's compelling novel gives the reader a detailed picture of life 35,000 years ago in Western Europe. One of the world's leading scholars of Ice Age fauna, Kurten fuses extraordinary knowledge and imagination in this vivid evocation of our deepest past. This novel illuminates the lives of the humans who left us magnificent paintings in the caves of France and Spain.


"There is drama here--probably the greatest drama and the greatest puzzle of our history: the nature, the phenomenon, of the extinction of Neandertal man. This is in every respect an extraordinary novel. Stephen Jay Gould, a Harvard scientist and scientific historian, contributes and appreciative and most useful introduction."--"The New Yorker

EAN: 9780520202771
ISBN: 0520202775
Publisher: University of California Press
Dimensions: 20.78 x 13.87 x 1.73 centimetres (0.41 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Daphne on
I bought this book after reading it was supposed to be better than the Jean M. Aule series. I personally don't think it is.
It was an interesting read but one could not get "into" the characters and I found it puzzling that the author decided that the "white" people spoke in the way he represented. Whether he thought that it would help make them seem gentler, I don't know. I did like his explanation on why the Neanderthal peoples disappeared, I really hope that is what happened because I do think they were a gentler type of human.
If you are at all interested in pre-history and what happened to the Neanderthal I would say give it a go but I learnt more from the Clan of the Cave Bear Series.

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