The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence
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6 Hours 41 Minutes
Audio Book Summary
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