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The dragons of Eden : speculations on the evolution of human intelligence

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents an overview of human evolution and discusses human and animal intelligence, the mechanisms of the brain, memory, sleep, myths and legends about evolution, and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Dragons of Eden.
New York : Random House, ©1977
(OCoLC)557843418
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan
ISBN: 0394410459 9780394410456
OCLC Number: 2922889
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1978.
Description: 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The cosmic calendar --
Genes and brains --
The brain and the chariot --
Eden as a metaphor: The evolution of man --
The abstractions of beasts --
Tales of Eden --
Lovers and madmen --
The future evolution of the brain --
Knowledge is our destiny: Terrestrial and extraterrestrial intelligence.
Responsibility: Carl Sagan.

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Presents an overview of human evolution and discusses human and animal intelligence, the mechanisms of the brain, memory, sleep, myths and legends about evolution, and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

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