The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory
A fascinating exploration of the history of memory and human civilization
Memory makes us human. No other animal carries in its brain so many memories of such complexity nor so regularly revisits those memories for happiness, safety, and the accomplishment of complex tasks. Human civilization continues because we are able to pass along memories from one person to another, from one generation to the next.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing
Far-ranging examination of the pivotal role that memory plays in human life. Malone explores the history, biology, and sociological aspects of human culture. Speech begat writing. Scrolls and books ... Read full review
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This book is a fascinating survey of the history of mankind's attempts to immortalize human knowledge. From the birth of communication to the advent of the Internet, Malone touches on all methods of ... Read full review