The dragons of Eden: speculations on the evolution of human intelligence

Front Cover
Ballantine Books, Apr 1, 1978 - Medical - 271 pages
196 Reviews
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. Book jacket.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
82
4 stars
67
3 stars
42
2 stars
2
1 star
3

A delightful easy read full of tremendous insight. - Goodreads
facinating, educational, thought provoking - Goodreads
His writing style is humorous and fun to read. - Goodreads
His enthusiasm is contagious, and his prose is lucid. - Goodreads
The ending is also very good. - Goodreads
The plot is nicely developed by the author. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Dayanand Prabhu - Goodreads

The book did not live up to the promise the title suggested. It was rather drag with its heavy Anatomical view which isnt a topic which interests me. It still is a pretty readable book which gives insights into how our human brain might have evolved. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ad Samad - Goodreads

a fantastic easy reading for a not so easy subject matter — the brain. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Cosmic Calendar
11
Genes and Brains
19
Copyright

11 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1978)

Carl Sagan was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking and Voyager missions to the planets and briefed the Apollo astronauts before their flights to the Moon. He helped solve many mysteries in planetary science from the high temperature of Venus to the seasonal changes on Mars. For his unique contributions, he was awarded the NASA Medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievment and for Distinguished Public Service (twice), as well as the Tsiolkovsky Medal of the Soviet Cosmonautics Federation, the John F. Kennedy Award of the American Astronautical Society and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Space Education.

Bibliographic information