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Origins of the Modern Mind Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition

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ISBN-10: 0674644832

ISBN-13: 9780674644830

Edition: 1991

Authors: Merlin Donald

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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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Book details

List price: $38.50
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Merlin Donald is Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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