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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- Astrid Schwarz
As we all know - did we know all?
I had all of Carl Sagan's books, except this one. Now I've bought it as an audible and it is a stunning recount and fact check - I expected no less from Carl Sagan as his series Cosmos shaped my way of thinking about the world and our role in it in the eighties. And listening to his son reading the book ... I often felt as if Carl Sagan was talking again, the voice seem so alike, but that might be a trick played by my mind.
The book is another keep sake and I'm happy to have gotten it.