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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

by Carl Sagan


Listen to Carl Sagan Discuss Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are with Studs Terkel - Discussing the book "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are" about the evolution and the future of the human species. Includes an excerpt of the astronomer Harlow Shapley speaking at the beginning. Includes Carl Sagan reading an excerpt from the book at the end.

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
15 Hrs. 44 Min.


World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a Roots for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits - self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics - are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals.

Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and absolutely compelling, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a triumph of popular science.

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