Dragons of Eden - Carl Sagan

Dragons of Eden

By Carl Sagan

  • Release Date: 1977-04-12
  • Genre: Environment
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4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 20 Ratings)

Dragons of Eden Carl Sagan Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

“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

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. 

“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

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  • Carl Sagan is missed by all “thinking” humans!

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    The world is better place due to Carl!

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