On Being a Conceptual Animal is one of a series that tries to describe the human condition in an easy-to-read style. It is a book that attempts to define the specifically human way of experiencing the universe, through symbolic concepts. It is a book of 24 essays taken from life experiences of the author, a retired anthropologist. This is a journey we all take the difference of one person from another being the concepts.
It is ideal for the student who has become a reader to open up the expanding universe, and for the oldster who needs to keep learning as the world changes, for the young person it speaks of how much more there is to learning than simply getting a better paying job. And for the older person it is a way to maintain his/her human credentials.