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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are

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Publisher Comments:

"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully told."

FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON)

World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a ROOTS for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science.

Synopsis:

The world's most celebrated team of science writers explores the origins of human life on Earth--a wonderfully entertaining and awe-inspiring excursion through more than a billion years of evolution. Beginning with a vivid account of Darwin and his theory of evolution, the authors set out to reconstruct the forgotten links in our chain of being, thus illuminating our ability to understand and change ourselves.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of Contents

On earth as it is in heaven — Snowflakes fallen on the hearth — What makest thou — A gospel of dirt — Life is just just a three-letter word — Us and them — When fire was new — Sex and death — What thin partitions... — The next-to-last remedy — Dominance and submission — The rape of Caenis — The ocean of becoming — Gangland — Mortifying reflections — Lives of the apes — Admonishing the conqueror — The Archimedes of the Macaques — What is human — The animal within — Shadows of forgotten ancestors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345384720
With:
Druyan, Ann
Author:
Druyan, Ann
Author:
Sagan, Carl
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Life -- Origin.
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
102-1003
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 in 1.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The world's most celebrated team of science writers explores the origins of human life on Earth--a wonderfully entertaining and awe-inspiring excursion through more than a billion years of evolution. Beginning with a vivid account of Darwin and his theory of evolution, the authors set out to reconstruct the forgotten links in our chain of being, thus illuminating our ability to understand and change ourselves.
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