Evolutions by Oren Harman audiobook

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

By Oren Harman
Read by Oren Harman

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665135825

  • ISBN: 9781665135801

  • ISBN: 9781665135818

Runtime: 5.82 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

We don't think anymore, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from an egg, or, like the Maori, that it came from the tearing apart of a love embrace. The Greeks told of a tempestuous Hera and a cunning Zeus, but we now use genes and natural selection to explain fear and desire, and physics to demystify the workings of the universe.

Evolutions brings to life the latest scientific thinking on the birth of the universe and the solar system, the journey from a single cell all the way to our human minds. Reawakening our sense of wonder and terror at the world around us and within us, Oren Harman uses modern science to create new and original mythologies. Here are the earth and the moon presenting a cosmological view of motherhood, a panicking mitochondrion introducing sex and death to the world, the loneliness of consciousness emerging from the memory of an octopus, and the birth of language in evolution summoning humankind's struggle with truth. Science may not solve our existential puzzles, but like the age-old legends, its magical discoveries can help us continue the never-ending search.

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Author Bio: Oren Harman

Author Bio: Oren Harman

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 5.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English