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Understanding our most extraordinary invention.

Author: Matthew Kneale
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived since, shaping millennia of civilizations, thousands of generations of shamans, pharaohs, Aztec priests and Mayan rulers, Jews, Buddhists, Christians and Scientologists?
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Kneale
ISBN: 9780099584421 0099584425
OCLC Number: 883181666
Reproduction Notes: Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2013.
Description: 262 pages ; 20 cm

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