This book left me feeling cheated, deeply and utterly cheated - that my Anthropology major had never mentioned, never once even alluded to the Aquatic Ape theory or to Elaine Morgan. This is the most sensible, logical explanation of how the human has evolved. As a feminist Anthropologist, I can honestly say that the androcentric attitudes toward the emergence of homonid from anthropoid are true. The "tarzanist" view of evolution is still ingrained in the minds of the general public, and as a great perpetuating machine it is taught in colleges and universities as the be-all, end-all theory of existence.
Not only do her words and theories make sense, Morgan feels no great compelling need to convolute her writing by trying to go above the heads of the general reader. Her style is ironic, satirical, and deeply humorous. Never have I enjoyed laughing at the stupidities of misogynistic academia more.