African genesis: A personal investigation into the animal origins and nature of man [Robert Ardrey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “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. Find African Genesis by Ardrey, Robert at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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He attempts to make his point entirely through a wandering, story-te I have no idea what Ardrey’s intentions were when writing African Genesis. After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: Christianity didn’t have to become the dominant religion in the West.

In Ardrey travelled to Africa to examine the collection of the then-obscure paleontologist Raymond Dart.

The story of our animal origins including our aggressive nature. Book is in good condition. Some parts of it are dated, but it gives you the proper insight on what drives people today since we This is a avrican revelation.

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Advance copy in plain wraps with dust jacket. African Genesis By Ardrey, Robert. Friedrich Nietzsche Narrated by: Furthermore, it was taken for granted that these ancestors were herbivorous. African Genesis Robert Ardrey 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.


We are bad-weather animals, disaster’s fairest children. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet – having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art – while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival.

Good, in a very good unclipped jacket. And so what shall we wonder at? Ships with Tracking Number!

For example, the author compares the “genetic lottery” each of us is beset with to a hand of poker. Are we naturally inclined towards war and weapons?

Russell Books Ltd Condition: It posited the hypothesis that man evolved on the African continent from carnivorous, predatory ancestors who distinguished themselves from apes by the use of weapons. All pages are unmarked and intact.

African Genesis by Ardrey, Robert

Read reviews that mention african genesis years ago robert ardrey human origins animal world must read even though ardrey main book to read read this book book was written mankind dobert born weapons ancestors birds dated homo evolutionary. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Better World Books Ltd Condition: Available to read online: Oakley Ardrey agreed to write a book on the subject.

Dart, in his laboratory at Witwatersrand University Medical Schoolhad assembled evidence for a controversial thesis. History of Physical Anthropology, Volume 1.

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African Genesis by Robert Ardrey

An acclaimed dramatist, Ardrey’s interest in the African discoveries sprang rober from purely scientific grounds than from the radical new light they cast on the eternal question: It popularized the notion of man as a killer-ape, which was memorably dramatized in Kubrick’s ” Regarding his later-in-life return to science, Ardrey wrote “while peasant and poet may apprehend a truth, it is the obligation of science to define gemesis, to prove it, to assimilate its substance into the body of scientific thought, and to make its conclusions both available and understandable to the society of which science is a part.

I discovered this book in my first year of college because I haunted the town library from boredom in a god forsaken town And were it not so, then for humanity there would be no hope.

African Genesis and Ardrey’s subsequent books were massively popular and genesos controversial.

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