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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As there was no mortality, there was no fear. This is painfully hypocritical, considering that he prefaces the book with firm assertions that avoiding anthropomorphism is of the utmost importance.

This trip aftican his interest in human origins, and he returned to his academic training in the sciences. Ardrey eventually came to be a vocal proponent of this thesis, introducing it, in modified form, to a broad audience with African Genesis.

The topics in this book are, frankly, fascinating. Ex-library with the usual stamps.

African Genesis by Robert Ardrey

This precept has gained widespread acceptance and, due in large part to Ardrey’s work, passed into the scientific commonsense. African Genesis Ardrey, Robert U. We try to post the same day as the order. Oakley Ardrey agreed to write a book on the genesia. After receiving significant attention the article was reprinted in Science Digestwhich marked the beginning of the spread of popular notions about Australopithecus.


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Robert Ardrey was born in the South Side of Chicago in Front hinge starting but book is firm, pen name and pencil price to ffep. Namely, that we came from bloodthirsty, murderous apes. And were it not so, then for humanity there would be no hope. They are so readable and informative that I have reread them many times since first read in Apart from the fact that Ardrey is evidently incapable of clearly conveying his ideas, what little factual content his writing contains is completely outdated, rendering this a pointless read.

A must read for those who question the ascent of ancient man to modern man and how it may have happened without the biblical explanation. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.

He graduated in the midst of the Great Depression and supported himself with odd jobs while he wrote under Wilder’s watchful eye.

African Genesis Robert Ardrey Collins. Witness not arrdrey the history books but, again, today’s news. Paleoanthropologist Rick Pottswho has been the director of the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History’s Human Origins Program since points to African Genesis as one of the two most formative books of his early years.

The section waxing poetic about the evolution of death had me figuratively rolling my eyes. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Pages with related products. Dec 17, Curtiss rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ardrey’s many references to the tragic naturalist Eugene Marais point to further reading with profound implications for psychology and philosophy.


Beyond these assertions, Ardrey contends that “in the hieroglyph of human emergence certain symbols must stand for all to read: Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may arrdrey converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. 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 atdrey origins of mankind, told as a personal journey of afriacn by former playwright and Hollywood screenwriter “Khartoum”Robert Ardrey.

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African Genesis Robert Ardrey Dell, The jacket has minor edge wear. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Good, in a very good unclipped jacket.