Pat Shipman, Ph.D. is fascinated by human nature and human evolution. She has written biographies of some extraordinary people and a number of books about human evolution intended for general audiences. Her efforts have been rewarded with three literary prizes. She is fascinated by animals, natural history, evolution, and what makes people tick. Pat tries to bring a scientist's hard-minded curiosity and a writer's sensitivity to everything she writes.
The Animal Connection is a blog based on ongoing research (mine and others') and personal observations about human evolution, the human animal, and our deep connection to other animals. I want to explore why animals matter in human life and what has shaped the human species.