The Resource Up from dragons : the evolution of human intelligence, John R. Skoyles, Dorion Sagan

Up from dragons : the evolution of human intelligence, John R. Skoyles, Dorion Sagan

Label
Up from dragons : the evolution of human intelligence
Title
Up from dragons
Title remainder
the evolution of human intelligence
Statement of responsibility
John R. Skoyles, Dorion Sagan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A breathtaking account of the "unnatural" history of consciousness and human intelligence. Taking its cue from The Dragons of Eden, Carl Sagan's 1977 classic and New York Times bestseller, Up from Dragons traces the development of human intelligence back to its animal roots in an attempt to account for the vast differences between our species and all those that came before us. In a book that will spark a storm of debate, neuroscientist John Skoyles and awardwinning author Dorion Sagan introduce a controversial theory of the origins of human intelligence that may hold the answers to questions that have haunted scientists about mind, consciousness, and the evolutionary odyssey of humankind. It also introduces the revolutionary concept of "mindware"the human, evolutionary equivalent of computer softwareand describes how the evolution-accelerating symbol-using programs that make it up have empowered us with the unprecedented ability to take charge of our own evolutionary destiny
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skoyles, John R.
Index
index present
LC call number
BF431
LC item number
.S558 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 C-488
  • BF 431
NLM item number
S628u 2002
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sagan, Dorion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intellect
  • Genetic psychology
  • Human evolution
  • Intelligence
  • Biological Evolution
  • Psychophysiology
  • Thinking
  • Genetic psychology
  • Human evolution
  • Intellect
  • Genetische psychologie
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Intelligentie
Label
Up from dragons : the evolution of human intelligence, John R. Skoyles, Dorion Sagan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
LC copy 2 imperfect: accompanying sound recording wanting.
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cosmic mirror -- Up from dragons -- Neurons unlimited -- Superbrain -- Mind-engine -- Neural revolution -- Machiavellian neurons -- The troop within our heads -- Our living concern -- Doing the right thing -- Where memories are made -- What are we? -- Of human bonding -- The symbolic brain -- Lucy and Kanzi : travelers to humanity -- The runaway species -- The billion-hour journey -- Third-millennium brain
Dimensions
24 cm +
Extent
xiii, 417 pages
Isbn
9780071378253
Lccn
2001007857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
004253817
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48588305
  • (OCoLC)ocm48588305
Label
Up from dragons : the evolution of human intelligence, John R. Skoyles, Dorion Sagan
Publication
Note
LC copy 2 imperfect: accompanying sound recording wanting.
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cosmic mirror -- Up from dragons -- Neurons unlimited -- Superbrain -- Mind-engine -- Neural revolution -- Machiavellian neurons -- The troop within our heads -- Our living concern -- Doing the right thing -- Where memories are made -- What are we? -- Of human bonding -- The symbolic brain -- Lucy and Kanzi : travelers to humanity -- The runaway species -- The billion-hour journey -- Third-millennium brain
Dimensions
24 cm +
Extent
xiii, 417 pages
Isbn
9780071378253
Lccn
2001007857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
004253817
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48588305
  • (OCoLC)ocm48588305

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