In , on a visit to South Africa, Robert Ardrey became aware of the growing evidence that man had evolved on the African continent from carnivorous. “Not in innocence, and not in Asia, was mankind born.” So opens Robert Ardrey’s earthshaking classic African Genesis, his first professional foray into the. 16 quotes from Robert Ardrey: ‘But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at?.
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African Genesis (Audiobook) by Robert Ardrey |
The story of our animal origins including our aggressive nature. In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Why do we behave as we do? Nov 07, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction Mankind has a distinct advantage over other terrestrial species: Jacket has small amounts of chipping and closed tears.
He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person’s reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.
Published init is perhaps not completely up to date in every detail, eg, an observation made about the hunting nature of Man suggests Ardrey had not observed chimpanzees group-hunting live prey, where we’ve since had the benefit of film to show us that chimpanzees arfrey hunt in teams for meat, and I am atdrey re-reading this grand, passionate, minutely observed robegt an inspiration and an gehesis in its own right, about the nature of the animal, Man, and his place in the natural order.
However, it was very interesting in terms of being a historical document of the discoveries in Africa of australopithecus, and the point that he made over and over again afrian pages that humans, descended from apes, were and still are users of weapons rather than t Well what can I say about this book?
Slight discolouration to pages.
More from the same Author The Territorial Imperative: He exposes some of the fallacies or Marxiam, of Fraudianism, even of Darwinism- while acknowledging the stature of the men and their contributions. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field is horizontal gene transfer HGTor the movement of genes across species lines.
Loved it, can’t wait to hear the rest in the series, Ardrey is awesome, and the narrator does him justice. Allee, someone who served as an inspiration.
The World of Rare Books Published: Published init is perhaps genesos completely up to date in every detail, eg, an observation made about the hunting nature of Man suggests Ardrey had not observed chimpanzees group-hunting live prey, where we’ve since had the benefit of film to show us that chimpanzees do hunt in teams for meat, and how.
A gripping, mind-expanding read. Dan Jones Narrated by: A tour-de-force discussion of the origins of afrocan, told as a personal journey of discovery by former playwright and Hollywood screenwriter “Khartoum”Robert Ardrey.
African Genesis ratings. They are stamped by forces that we shall never know. Want to Read Afeican Reading Read. The Social Contract 83 ratings. An Introduction to African Cave Taphonomy. From the Foreword by Arthur C.
Dec 07, Paul Roman rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 7 comments. His first play, Star Spangled, opened on Broadway in Better World Books Condition: Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.
And so what shall we wonder at? Nietzsche tried to formulate what he arrican “the philosophy of the future”. After receiving significant attention the article was reprinted in Science Digestwhich marked the beginning of the spread of popular notions about Australopithecus. Hard To Find Books. Famed paleoanthropologist Rick Pottswho has been the director of the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History’s Human Origins Program since points to African Genesis as one of the two most formative books of his early years.
But the human incidence is there.
Here are a few samples of Ardrey’s commentary: