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Ismael. Roman. by Daniel Quinn

Ismael. Roman. (original 1992; edition 1994)

by Daniel Quinn

Series: Ishmael (1)

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A man and a great ape conduct a series of philosophical conversations in a work that presents a new vision of evolution and humankind and asks the question: does the Earth belong to humans, or do humans belong to the Earth?
Title:Ismael. Roman.
Authors:Daniel Quinn
Info:Goldmann (1994), Paperback
Collections:Your library

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Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (1992)

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the most beautiful place in the world
  victor.k.jacobsson | May 23, 2020 |
I liked this author's forthright depiction of human 'progress.' Some chafe at it though. ( )
  LGCullens | Apr 13, 2020 |
This book will make you think. It doesn't have much plot, it is mainly a series of conversations about philosophy, but it is very interesting. I'm not sure I agree with everyone of his conclusions, but it will make you question and is a great book for discussion. I would recommend it to everyone. ( )
  queenofthebobs | Dec 31, 2019 |
A fantastic book. ( )
  grandpahobo | Sep 26, 2019 |
A must read book about a man searching for a teacher that turns out to be a gorilla who knows the history of how we have become who we are.
  Briab | Oct 24, 2018 |
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