The nine reviews I read here about this book are almost as far beyond belief as the book itself. Some reviewers even claim to be anthropology students! None seemed to notice that the Pliocene was actually 3 million years long, a period of climate cooling, and a period from which many homonid fossils have been found; rather than a 12 million year long heat wave from which NO homonid fossils have been found, as presented as the only scientific "fact" upon which the book's major conclusions are based. All else is selective, slanted and foggy thought with no actual evidence even pretended by the author.
This book belongs on the same shelf as "Chariot of the Gods," another interesting story of entirely possible events presented with extremely questionable evidence. I am sure that "The Descent of Woman" makes women feel better, but I am equally sure that it is not a respected ahthropological work and not, as it claims to be, "the classic study of evolution."