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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence by [Carl Sagan]
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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence Kindle Edition

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Length: 289 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
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"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

"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 --This text refers to the mass_market edition.

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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.
"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 --This text refers to the mass_market edition.

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  • File Size : 30149 KB
  • Print Length : 289 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books; Reprint Edition (26 September 2012)
  • ASIN : B004W0I3J4
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419 ratings
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