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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence (1977)
by Carl Sagan
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345346297, Mass Market Paperback)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
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:36 -0400)
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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