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

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JD Jackson, Ann Druyan

6 Hours 41 Minutes

Brilliance Audio

July 2017

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Thirty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list!

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 reasons 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

"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

"In some lost Eden where dragons ruled, the foundations of our intelligence were laid...Carl Sagan takes us on a guided tour of the lost land...Fascinating...Entertaining...Masterful." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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