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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A personal investigation into the animal origins and nature of man Robert Ardrey There are perhaps few books that can be said to represent a life-changing experience but for me African Genesis: Fobert hinge starting but book is firm, pen name and pencil price to ffep.

In the s, increasingly disenchanted with Hollywood, Ardrey travelled to Africa to write a series of articles.

A gripping, mind-expanding read. Wraps, illustrations, bibliography, indexed, pp. A tour-de-force discussion of the origins of mankind, told as a personal journey of discovery by former playwright and Hollywood screenwriter “Khartoum”Robert Ardrey.

Robert Ardrey here presents the evidence that established proof that man’s descent from carnivorous, predatory apes is not open to question- but merely, perhaps, to amplification and modification. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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All revealed roots in our most ancient animal beginnings and parallels in primate societies. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Witness not only the history books but, again, today’s news. Oct 19, John rated it really liked it.


This precept has gained widespread acceptance and, due in large part to Ardrey’s work, passed into the scientific commonsense. African Genesis led Ardrey into a long career of work in anthropology and ethology. Some parts of it are dated, but it gives you the proper insight on what drives people today since we havent changed much- that killer instinct is inside us all.

With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts’ mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society. I found this didn’t affect my supreme enjoyment of, the best relevant to everything on this planet literature to come and grace the world.

Nate Blakeslee Narrated by: It became an international bestseller and was translated into dozens of languages. See 1 question about African Genesis…. Be sure to read ‘ Audreys theory of Galactic climate change.

African Genesis

Beyond that, Robert Ardrey was mentored in the craft of writing by Sherwood Anderson while at the Univ. Following the publication of African Genesis the science of ethologywhich is based on the methodological assumption of the cross-relevance of anthropology and zoologyunderwent a massive flourishing.

Your purchase benefits world literacy! Your tiny ape brain can’t handle evolution, so take drugs He graduated in the midst of the Great Depression and africann himself with odd jobs while he wrote under Wilder’s watchful eye.

The author links the evolution of homo saps to a species of killer apes in Africa. Feb 29, Bob Nichols genesid it really liked it. They are so readable and informative that I have reread them many times since first read in Mark Bramhall, Nate Blakeslee Length: The Making of a Scientist.

Quotes from African Genesis. 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. Discolouration to page edges. Rkbert and try again. A myriad of topics are discussed, and explained in such a harmoniously complex way that the method aedrey been termed Hegelian dialectic.


He finds that a nice thought. During this time he worked with many notable scientists, including Louis Leakey then affiliated with the Coryndon Museum in Kenya and Tony Sutcliffe then affiliated with the Royal Archaeological Institute. Gdnesis do we do the things we do?

Initially, both lived in the African forests. A personal investigation into the animals origin and nature of man.

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To ask other readers questions about African Genesisrbert sign up. Nor for reasons Ardrey also mentions was our bloodlust confined to animals.

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Its influence has been very great indeed as it fermented an intense debate about these topics, and catalysed a new set of concepts in paleoanthropology.

Genrsis eventually came to be a vocal proponent of this thesis, introducing it, in modified form, to a broad audience with African Genesis. Find Rare Books Book Value.

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Without a sense of who they are and what group they have a place in, modern men are becoming increasingly detached, disoriented, vulnerable, afrivan ever more easily manipulated. Ardrey’s many references to the tragic naturalist Eugene Marais point to further reading with profound implications for psychology and philosophy. Almost by sheer luck, while I was perusing a messy second hand bookshops natural scien This book changed my life for good.