While the first few chapters of a brain for all seasons were interesting and informative in general i found the travelogue format somewhat distracting and annoying i could understand that it provided the author with a structural framework with which he could bring in information on various topics but it also seemed to use up space by the middle of the book after reading the umpteenth . William calvin makes an excellent stab however at convincing us that abrupt climatic changes had a profound impact on human evolution selecting for increased cooperation that required more complex brains. A brain for all seasons human evolution and abrupt climate change william h calvin 9780226092034 books amazonca. Ddcuser filescarolbooksreviewscalvin william h a brain for all seasonsdoc william h calvin june 29th 2003 a brain for all seasons a challenging attempt at an overview of how the human brain and climate change interacted to make us what we are this book has any fascinating facts and interesting interpretations. Get this from a library a brain for all seasons human evolution and abrupt climate change william h calvin written as a travelogue a brain for all seasons makes the fascinating case that our brains evolved in size and complexity because of abrupt climate changes around the globe and that we havent seen
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