Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (book)
Cover of the first edition
|Author||Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan|
|Subject||History of life|
|Media type||Print (hardback and paperback)|
|Followed by||Pale Blue Dot|
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are is a 1993 book by Carl Sagan and his wife, Ann Druyan. The authors give a summary account of the evolutionary history of life on Earth, with particular focus upon certain traits central to human nature and the discussion of where their precursors began to develop in other species. In the final chapters, they examine primates in detail, comparing the details between anatomically modern humans and the extant species most closely related to them.
- Sagan, Carl; Druyan, Ann (1993). Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are (1st ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-38472-5.
- Copyright information page, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.