The Ape-Man Within

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The Ape-Man Within
Ape Man Within.jpg
Dust-jacket for The Ape-Man Within
Author L. Sprague de Camp
Country United States
Language English
Subject Science
Publisher Prometheus Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 266 pp
ISBN 0-87975-951-8
OCLC 32088692
573.2 20
LC Class GN281.4 .D43 1995

The Ape-Man Within is a 1995 science book by L. Sprague de Camp, published in hardcover by Prometheus Books.[1]

The book undertakes to demonstrate how humankind's self-inflicted problems are rooted in its evolutionary past, with primitive survival traits appropriate to ancestral primates who were organized in small, foraging bands still manifesting in modern societies as competitive, adversarial behavior.

De Camp's approach to his subject has been criticized for oversimplification and inaccuracy in matters of detail.


  • 1. Darwinian Man
  • 2. Our Handy Kin
  • 3. The Noble Savage
  • 4. The Breeds of Man
  • 5. The Phantom Aryans
  • 6. Race and Power
  • 7. Goat Island
  • 8. What Makes Us Tick?
  • 9. "And Hate Alone Is True"
  • 10. Conclusions
  • Notes
  • Bibliography


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