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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Eventually,his investigation expanded to include nationalism and patriotism, private property and social order, hierarchy and status seeking, even conscience. For he has nowhere else to turn. Front hinge starting but book is firm, pen name and africqn price to ffep. Book is in good condition. Retrieved 29 May Natural, meaningful tribal connections have been substituted with synthetic, disposable consumer identities.

Dec 17, Curtiss rated it it was amazing Shelves: That said, while an editor aggressively trimming the fat would have improve The topics in this book are, frankly, fascinating.

Black and white illustrations. Mankind has a distinct advantage over other terrestrial species: African Genesis led Ardrey into a long career of work in anthropology and ethology.

He saw, culled from a cave occupied by early humans, a collection of antelope jawbones perfect for sawing, and antelope forelegs perfect for clubbing. One Man’s Search for the Causes in Time”.


African Genesis

He also tends to offer several dozen pages of highly anthropomorphized animal drama to vaguely support each idea he proposes.

With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth.

When I had read Hobbs, I began to understand the artificiality that civilization requires. Ships from the Roert. The Human Story, 2nd Edition. While evolutionary science has advanced markedly since Ardrey’s times, his insights on human behavior have a timeless quality, and African Genesis remains a classic reference for anyone exploring life’s biggest questions.

Oct 19, John rated it really liked it. Robert Ardrey uses much material from Raymond Dart. Robert Ardrey was born in the South Side of Chicago in Basement Seller Published: Advance copy in plain wraps with dust jacket.

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The instinct for order may be our salvation for we see the destruction that comes with our killing animals, and competitors for territory imperative. In the s, increasingly disenchanted with Hollywood, Ardrey travelled to Africa to write a series of articles.

Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the s. How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? Minimal underlining and marginalia throughout. And how little we’ve evolved just turn on the TV news from that sad, sorry beginning.


Loved it, can’t wait to hear the rest in the series, Ardrey is awesome, and the narrator does him justice. They underlie all we do. Dell Publishing Company Inc.

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In recent years, the common perception of the Neanderthals has been transformed, thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. All of our books are in the shop, and are ‘real’ books. I found it quite a fascinating book, if overlong.

Recommended to Silod by: The last thirty years have seen a revolution in man’s knowledge about man’s origins that rivals the scientific revolution in material things. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death.