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The Dragons of Eden

eBook
"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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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: July 6, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307801005
  • Release date: July 6, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780307801005
  • File size: 24510 KB
  • Release date: July 6, 2011

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

"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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