Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan [FIRST EDITION] 1992

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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search For Who We Are by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan 


Second printing.

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Dust jacket has some light shelf wear. 

Book is very good.  Reads perfectly.  

FLAWS:  Slight cracking to spine along half-title page.  Mild water stain to green cloth on boards; a few stains to top of text block [see last 2 photos]

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. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a thrilling saga that starts with the origin of the Earth. 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.

Sagan and Druyan conduct a breathtaking journey through space and time, zeroing in on critical turning points in evolutionary history, and tracing the origins of sex, altruism, violence, rape, and dominance. Their book culminates in a stunningly original examination of the connection between primate and human traits. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a triumph of popular science.