March 23, 2004
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
I just realized that when I was talking about chimpanzees, what with them being the closest species to us humans, I plain forgot to draw the general public's attention to Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan's wonderful book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Yeah, it's just another book on the origin of the human species and life in general, but one that is really good at it. Puzzling trivia, meandering hypotheses (sometimes bordering on guesses), biographies of famous scholars showing their human sides, too - all this told in an easy-going manner that will just keep you turning the pages.
Update: Oh and, um, I almost forgot: of course it is available in Bulgarian too, from Bard :)
Posted by roam at March 23, 2004 03:23 PM