Broca's Brain

Broca's Brain

Reflections on the Romance of Science

Book - 1979
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Random House, Inc.
Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent robots, extraterrestrial life and its consquences, and other provocative, fascinating quandries of the future that we want to see today.

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Baker & Taylor
Sagan's experiences upon discovering and holding the preserved brain of nineteenth-century surgeon, anthropologist, and neurologist Paul Broca lead to speculations on the primitive elements of the human mind and the ways the human brain today is coping with new discoveries about the cosmos

Publisher: New York : Random House, [1979]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1979
ISBN: 9780394501697
Branch Call Number: 128.2 Sagan 1979
Characteristics: xv, 347 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 17, 2017

The subtitle is "Reflections on the Romance of Science." This is a fun read, although the second half of the book is quite dated. Despite that, it is interesting to read what passed for state-of-the-art science in the '70s. Having recently read Flew's "There Is a God" and Dawkins' "The God Delusion," I found Sagan's Chapter 25 (The Amniotic Universe) lots of fun.


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