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Origins of the Modern Mind

Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674644847

Publication Date: 03/15/1993

Short

424 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 line illustrations, 5 tables

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This bold and brilliant book asks the ultimate question of the life sciences: How did the human mind acquire its incomparable power? In seeking the answer, Merlin Donald traces the evolution of human culture and cognition from primitive apes to artificial intelligence, presenting an enterprising and original theory of how the human mind evolved from its presymbolic form.

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