The Dragons of Eden - Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Author(s): Carl Sagan

Science

"A history of the human brain from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, to the day before yesterday . . . It's a delight."--The New York Times

Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends--and their amazing links to recent discoveries.

"How can I persuade every intelligent person to read this important and elegant book? . . . He talks about all kinds of things: the why of the pain of human childbirth . . . the reason for sleeping and dreaming . . . chimpanzees taught to communicate in deaf and dumb language . . . the definition of death . . . cloning . . . computers . . . intelligent life on other planets. . . . Fascinating . . . delightful."--The Boston Globe

"In some lost Eden where dragons ruled, the foundations of our intelligence were laid. . . . Carl Sagan takes us on a guided tour of that lost land. . . . Fascinating . . . entertaining . . . masterful."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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General Fields

  • : 9780345346292
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Ballantine Books
  • : 0.149685
  • : December 1986
  • : .75 Inches X 4.16 Inches X 6.9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carl Sagan
  • : Paperback
  • : 2019
  • : English
  • : 153.9
  • : 288