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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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African Genesis has, in all probability, been read by more people throughout the world than any other book on human evolution and the nature of man. Perhaps one of the most revolutionary works of philosophy ever presented, The Phenomenology of Spirit is Hegel’s work that is in numerous ways extraordinary.

A bit simplistic but he was not a scientist after allhe explores the origin of human ancestors and the role of violence in the evolutionary history of the species. Jon Hi Lucy – All four of Robert Ardrey’s books on human behavior and evolution are available in Kindle format and paperback through Amazon here: Thanks for telling us about the adrrey. For example, the author compares the “genetic lottery” each of us is beset with to a hand of poker.

The section waxing poetic about the evolution of death had me figuratively rolling my eyes. Return to Book Page. A tour-de-force discussion of the origins of mankind, told as a personal journey of discovery by former playwright and Hollywood screenwriter “Khartoum”Robert Ardrey.


Find Rare Books Book Value. The idea of an African Genesis of humanity was dobert with fervent resistance in the scientific community. In addition to his keen insight, and wide-ranging interests, Ardrey’s sardonic sense of humor is on full display, in his descriptions of the territorial and mating habits of Howler monkeys and English Jackdaws, as well as his own reminiscences of his early years in a Chicago “church-study group”, whose rowdy basement meetings a A tour-de-force discussion of the origins of mankind, told as a personal journey of discovery by former playwright and Hollywood screenwriter “Khartoum”Robert Ardrey.

Evolutionary view of mans origins in the dawn of Africa. Fred Anderson Narrated by: While Ardrey’s theses on aggression were controversial, he was also challenged on his conviction that the study of animal behavior is necessarily relevant to the study of human behavior.

Trivia About African Genesis. Man is not unique.


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Jack Donovan, James Dorton Length: He attempts to make his point entirely through a wandering, story-telling style that continually buries the lead and lacks overall structure. Later commentators, however, have come to emphasize the broader implications of Ardrey’s theories; it is now commonly accepted that the controversy obscured the core of his thinking. Ardrey sees reason as our only hope.

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Territory, presumably, defined hunting areas that were essential for survival. Among Robert Ardrey’s many captivating assertions are these: Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche’s controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written.


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African Genesis by Robert Ardrey

This is not the reason that advances ourselves at the expense of the other, but the reason, through civilization and its laws, that advance the interests of the whole. May 06, Steven Peterson rated it liked it. World of Books Ltd Condition: Robert Ardrey’s Nature of Man 1. Better World Books Condition: When I had read Hobbs, I began to understand genesiis artificiality that civilization requires. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the s.

Hard To Find Books. A whole chapter is ardreg to various theories to explain why the weather during the last 2 million years has been so variable. Better World Books Ltd Condition: The story afican our animal origins including our aggressive nature. For he has nowhere else to turn.