Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan audiobook

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

By Carl Sagan  and Ann Druyan
Read by Ann Druyan , Nick Sagan , and Clinnette Minnis

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781531888282

  • ISBN: 9781531888282

Runtime: 15.71 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 an absolutely compelling read, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a triumph of popular science.

Introductory music from the original score for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey composed by Alan Silvestri, used with permission from Cosmos Studios, Inc. and Chappers Music. All rights reserved. Special thanks to Fuzzy Planets, Inc.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A BIG book about BIG questions…crack science-writing for the masses.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Carl Sagan

Author Bio: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan (1934–1996) was 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 spacecraft expeditions, for which he received the NASA medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He received the Pulitzer Prize and the highest awards of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, as well as many other awards for his contributions to science, literature, education, and the preservation of the environment. His book Cosmos, the companion book to his Emmy– and Peabody Award–winning television series of the same name, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and the bestselling science book ever published in the English language, and his bestselling novel Contact was turned into a major motion picture.

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Author Bio: Ann Druyan

Author Bio: Ann Druyan

Ann Druyan is an author, writer, and television producer. She was cowriter, along with her late husband Carl Sagan, of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage and served as creative director of the NASA project to design a complex message consisting of music, images, and ideas for possible alien civilizations which was placed aboard the Voyager 1 and 2 interstellar spacecraft. Druyan is the author or coauthor of several books, including Comet and, most recently, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Parade, Discover, Explorers Journal, and the Saturday Evening Post.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 15.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English