978-0-394-41045-6 / 0394410459

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

by Sagan, Carl

Publisher:Random House



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Sagan, Carl. The Dragons of Eden. Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. First Edition. New York, Random House, 1977. 24cm x 16.2cm. 263 (9) pages. Original Hardcover in original illustrated dustjacket. Illustrations on pastedowns and endpapers. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Includes for Example: 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 Dim Eden/ Lovers and Madmen/ The Future Evolution of the Brain/ Knowledge is Our Destiny: Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Intelligence etc. Throughout the book there are quite literally mind-blowing revelations about what we have learned recently of the ability of other animals to reason, what computers have taught us about the mechanism of our brains, and what the latest theories are about the functions of sleep and dreams and the storage of memory. There are also fascinating excursions into myth and legend and their possible relationship to recent discoveries. And there are Dr. Sagan's bold speculations on the implications of these discoveries, and on what the next steps in human evolution may be.

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