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The Dragons of Eden

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a Pulitzer Prize winning 1977 book by Carl Sagan. In it, he combines the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, psychology, andcomputer science to give a perspective of how human intelligence evolved. One of the main issues featured in the book is the search for a quantitative way of measuring intelligence. Sagan shows that the brain to body mass ratio is an extremely good indicator, with humans having the highest and dolphins second. Other topics mentioned include the evolution of the brain, the evolutionary purpose of sleepand dreams, demonstration of sign language abilities by chimps and the purpose of mankind's innate fears and myths.     

Author Name :Carl Sagan

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ESSAYS ON LIFE, ART AND SCIENCE

Essays on Life, Art and Science is a collection of essays and lectures by Samuel Butler which were mostly published during 1890 in The Universal Review. The collection contains a variety of essays and lectures some of which deal with his own theories and experiences while other discusses theories of renowned scientists such as Darwin. Ramblings in Cheapside, The Deadlock in Darwinism, and A Medieval Girl School are some of the essays included in this collection.     

Author Name :Samuel Butler

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CREATIVITY IN HUMAN EVOLUTION AND PREHISTORY

We live in a world surrounded by remarkable cultural achievements of human kind. Almost every day we hear of new innovations in technology, in medicine and in the arts which remind us that humans are capable of remarkable creativity. But what is human creativity? The modern world provides a tiny fraction of cultural diversity and the evidence for human creativity, far more can be seen by looking back into prehistory. The book examines how our understanding of human creativity can be extended by exploring this phenomenon during human evolution and prehistory.     

Author Name :Steven Mithen

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Amphibian

"Eyewitness Guides" are a series of illustrated information books which integrate photographs with explanatory illustrations, maps, charts and text. This book looks at amphibians, their evolution, time-chart, fossils, modern families, defence, diet and metamorphosis     

Author Name :Barry Clarke

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Pasts Beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism

Contributing to current debates on relationships between culture and the social, and the the rapidly changing practices of modern museums as they seek to shed the legacies of both evolutionary conceptions and colonial science, this important new work explores how evolutionary museums developed in the USA, UK, and Australia in the late nineteenth     

Author Name :Tony Bennett

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