Easy read, insightful and very interesting.
Carl Sagan's writings range from excellent to outstanding, and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors ranks at the zenith of his efforts.
Animals are very complex and intelligent, a sentiment that is for some a deplorable idea with atheist and Darwinian connotations.
This one is a difficult read but it will leave you with some insight into the mystery of life. It weaves and rambles at times and there are a surprising number of typos. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Terry
I learned three things from reading this book:
1) The Earth is billions of years old and we have been around for 1% of its history so, whatever we do to it, it is only... Read more
I enjoyed all of the very interesting facts and am thankful for the way this book opened my mind to an entirely new world--yes the one I've lived on for over 40 years--but one I... Read morePublished 5 months ago by PicOlio
I feel like I already knew most of what was theorized in the book by Sagan and his wife. It's a good anthropological read but on a very limited level. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sanibelgirl
This is Sagan and Druyan at their best. That vivid, passionate and exciting view into the forces that shaped our species. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Thomas Steenblock
First read this over 20 years ago. Even with all the advances since then, this is still a great book on the evolutionary process from the beginning with one cell life. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Deborah Trujillo
Read - 50 stars!
Timeless. Enlightening. A must for all human beings
Wish I read it when I was younger as one achieves a new level of consciousness after finishing a book... Read more
If you're watching the Cosmos as of late, then you're likely to have heard Tyson speak of Sagan. Both Sagan and Druyan do an excellent job in writing science for the layperson. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Derek B. Shaw