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The Evolution of Consciousness
Of Darwin, Freud, and Cranial Fire - The Origins of the Way We Think
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Author(s) :
Robert Ornstein
Pages :
305
Pub Date :
1992
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Publisher :
Touchstone Books
ISBN :
0671792245
BLURBS #
"One of those rare books that are so profoundly exciting they raise the hairs on the back of your neck."
-- James Burke, author of The Day the Universe Changed

"A fascinating and eminently readable description of how our minds have evolved to cope with -- and create -- the world. As Ornstein shows, the successive adaptations of our 'monkey brains' help explain not only how we act today but also how we need to approach key problems in our increasingly technological society."
-- Thomas W. Malone, Patrick J. McGovern Processor of Information Systems, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Draws together such an abundance of exciting information from so many different sources that the reader is transported years ahead of current thinking and understanding. This breakthrough book sets the stage for a new era in science and in society, about where we come from and how we might remake our minds to overcome the perils we face. A tour de force!
-- Stephen LaBerge, Stanford University, author of Lucid Dreaming and Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming