Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man

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In 1955, on a visit to South Africa, Robert Ardrey became aware of the growing evidence that man had evolved on the African continent from carnivorous, predatory stock - ones who had also, long before man, achieved the use of weapons.

A dramatist, Ardrey's interest in the African discoveries sprang less from purely scientific grounds than from the radical new light they cast on the eternal question: Why do we behave as we do? Are we naturally inclined toward war and weapons?

From 1955 to 1961, Ardrey commuted between the museums and libraries and laboratories of the North and the games reserves and fossil beds of Africa, trying to answer that question. Eventually,his investigation expanded to include nationalism and patriotism, private property and social order, hierarchy and status seeking, even conscience. All revealed roots in our most ancient animal beginnings and parallels in primate societies.

African Genesis is at once the story of an unprecedented personal search and a story of man that had never before been told. It is a shocking book in that it challenges assumptions of human uniqueness that color every segment of modern thought and every aspect of our daily life.

While evolutionary science has advanced markedly since Ardrey's times, his insights on human behavior have a timeless quality, and African Genesis remains a classic reference for anyone exploring life's biggest questions.

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  • 1. Titel

    • African Genesis

    • A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man: Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series, Volume 1
    • Autor: Robert Ardrey
    • Sprecher: Mikael Naramore
    • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 44 Min.
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    In 1955, on a visit to South Africa, Robert Ardrey became aware of the growing evidence that man had evolved on the African continent from carnivorous, predatory stock - ones who had also, long before man, achieved the use of weapons. A dramatist, Ardrey's interest in the African discoveries sprang less from purely scientific grounds than from the radical new light they cast on the eternal question: Why do we behave as we do? Are we naturally inclined towards war and weapons?

    • A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man: Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series, Volume 1
    • Autor: Robert Ardrey
    • Sprecher: Mikael Naramore
    • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 44 Min.
    • Erscheinungsdatum: 29.04.2015
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    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

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    • The Territorial Imperative: A Personal Inquiry into the Animal Origins of Property and Nations

    • Nature of Man, Book 2
    • Autor: Robert Ardrey
    • Sprecher: Mikael Naramore
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 35 Min.
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    The Territorial Imperative is a work of wit, of literary wealth, of high adventure. The author draws on his inexhaustible knowledge of animal ways and takes his listeners on deep excursions into the ancient animal world, and on deep penetrations of the contemporary human wilderness.

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    • The Social Contract: A Personal Inquiry into the Evolutionary Sources of Order and Disorder

    • Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series Book 3
    • Autor: Robert Ardrey
    • Sprecher: Mikael Naramore
    • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 7 Min.
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    Violation of biological command has been the failure of social man. Vertebrates though we may be, we have ignored the law of equal opportunity since civilization's earliest hours. Sexually reproducing beings though we are, we pretend today that the law of inequality does not exist. And enlightened though we may be, while we pursue the unattainable we make impossible the realizable.

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    • The Hunting Hypothesis: A Personal Conclusion Concerning the Evolutionary Nature of Man

    • Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series, Volume 5
    • Autor: Robert Ardrey
    • Sprecher: Mikael Naramore
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 10 Min.
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    Robert Ardrey guides the listener on a remarkable journey of discovery through 20 million years of man's prehistory: from the days when his ancestors first emerged from the forests of Africa during the benevolent warmth and rains of the Miocene, through the unremitting drought of the Pliocene and the dramatic climactic shifts of the Pleistocene, down to those few thousand years past when man emerged at last onto the stage of recorded history as a fully evolved hunting animal.

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