Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors is a saga that describes the true essence of humanity. The book urges the reader to go for an exploration, seeking a new outlook on the world around him. It is an essential integration of scientific insights about who we are and what our future might possibly be. The book, best described as a humanist bible, is a daring revelation that takes the reader to his past and the underlying principles behind his existence.
Through the Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors, Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan follow an analytical pattern, probing the history of our ancestors. The authors have used a simple style of writing to discuss everything right from the origin of the sun and planets to the first signs of life on earth. Every effort has been made to provide a valid, scientific reason behind the existence of human race.
Starting from the big bang explosion, the authors trace the cell formation and the subsequent evolution of multicellular organisms. Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors was first published in 1993 by RHUS. This Ballantine Books ed edition is available as paperback.
- Widely acclaimed all over, the book is an international bestseller.
- The chapters from this book, such as Lives of the Apes, The Ocean of Becoming, and What is Human, laid the foundation for many researches.
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