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Descending Sloth

John Maynard Smith, 1 April 1982

The Mammalian Radiations: An Analysis of Trends in Evolution, Adaptation and Behaviour 
by John Eisenberg.
Athlone, 610 pp., £32, December 1981, 0 485 30008 7
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... book which would summarise the recent work on mammals and help us to think realistically about it. John Eisenberg has now written that book; it is hard to imagine anyone else who could have done so. He has studied a range of mammalian species in the wild. As assistant director of the Washington zoo, he has a wide familiarity with mammals in captivity. He ...

Diary

Rupert Wilkinson: Harvard '61, 20 November 1986

... 74 members of the Class donated $5000 or more. Wednesday. At breakfast time in the Union, Lucy Eisenberg, a Los Angeles attorney (many of the wives seem to be lawyers) told me she was also attending her own Radcliffe ’61 reunion. It was a much smaller, pay-as-you-go affair and she said their Class Report was very different from ours. It expressed more ...

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