The ape that spoke: language and the evolution of the human mind

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William Morrow and Co., 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
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Science journalist John McCrone shows how the evolution of language in man's ape ancestors led to an explosion of mental abilities. Analyzing such aspects of the human mind as memory, imagination, "higher" emotion, thought, and self-consciousness, The Ape That Spoke will fascinate all who are intrigued by phenomena as apparently diverse as deja vu, whether we see things as "they really are", and the meaning of self-awareness.

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Review: The Ape That Spoke: Language and the Evolution of the Human Mind

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Fascinating subject, terrible execution. I know this book is popular and I wanted to like it, but the abductive narrative approach (while ignoring contrary data even after mentioning them), the ... Read full review

Review: The Ape That Spoke: Language and the Evolution of the Human Mind

User Review  - Goodreads

Fascinating subject, terrible execution. I know this book is popular and I wanted to like it, but the abductive narrative approach (while ignoring contrary data even after mentioning them), the ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Warning
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Understanding the Mind
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The BalloonHeaded Ape
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