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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are

by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780345384720
Pages: 528
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 14 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-17
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"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. Spanning more than four billion years, from "the beginning and a little before, " this brilliant chronicle of the first stirrings of life on Earth traces the human animal's evolution--and makes a powerful case for man's enduring kinship with the "lower" animals.