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

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Ballantine Books, Apr 1, 1978 - Medical - 271 pages
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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.

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A brilliant book. I am jealous of the man who can have such a profound understanding of the universe and he human brain. Read full review

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

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Sagan was-more than a scientist-a poet, a philosopher (only in the best sense), a storyteller and most of all, an inspiration. An inspiration to further curiosity, investigation, education and a very strange passion for mathematics. Anything he wrote is more than invaluable and precious. Read full review


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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.

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