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Shadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we are

Carl Sagan (Author), Ann Druyan
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
Print Book, English, 1992
Random House, New York, 1992
xvi, 505 pages ; 25 cm
9780394534817, 0394534816
On earth as it is in heaven
Snowflakes fallen on the hearth
What makest thou
A gospel of dirt
Life is 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
Mortifying reflections
Lives of the apes
Admonishing the conqueror
The Archimedes of the Macaques
What is human
The animal within
Shadows of forgotten ancestors