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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
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Sep 07, 1993 | ISBN 9780345384720

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“Dazzling . . . a feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of the origins of life on earth, describes its variety and character, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and the complex traces of humankind’s evolutionary past. . . . It is an amazing story, masterfully told.”Financial Times (London)

“As in much of his previous work, Sagan has framed the debate—concise, elegant, and provocative as always.”San Diego Union-Tribune

“A BIG book about BIG questions—‘Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we this way and no other? What does it mean to be human?’ With all the Sagan/Druyan trademarks—crystal-clear exposition . . . eye-popping anecdotes . . . crack science writing for the masses.”Kirkus Reviews

Author Essay

Carl Sagan’s reputation is truly awesome (in the old sense of the word), and his writing is terrific. He won the Pulitzer prize; he hosted the Peabody & Emmy award-winning series Cosmos; and the book of the same title is the best-selling science book every published in the English language. His wife, Ann Druyan, collaborated with him on many projects.

Mr. Sagan made an immediate connection with a lot of people — his books are written in such accessible language and with so much wit and intelligence that they have changed not only the way we look at science but also the way we look at life.

This book especially touched many people’s lives — mine included.

A. Krijgsman
Associate Managing Editor

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