Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man
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    African Genesis: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man: Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series, Volume 1 | Robert Ardrey

    African Genesis: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man: Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series, Volume 1

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    • By Robert Ardrey
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    In 1955, on a visit to South Africa, Robert Ardrey became aware of the growing evidence that man had evolved on the African continent from carnivorous, predatory stock - ones who had also, long before man, achieved the use of weapons. A dramatist, Ardrey's interest in the African discoveries sprang less from purely scientific grounds than from the radical new light they cast on the eternal question: Why do we behave as we do? Are we naturally inclined towards war and weapons?

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    The Territorial Imperative: A Personal Inquiry into the Animal Origins of Property and Nations: Nature of Man, Book 2 | Robert Ardrey

    The Territorial Imperative: A Personal Inquiry into the Animal Origins of Property and Nations: Nature of Man, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Ardrey
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    The Territorial Imperative is a work of wit, of literary wealth, of high adventure. The author draws on his inexhaustible knowledge of animal ways and takes his listeners on deep excursions into the ancient animal world, and on deep penetrations of the contemporary human wilderness.

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    The Social Contract: A Personal Inquiry into the Evolutionary Sources of Order and Disorder: Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series Book 3 | Robert Ardrey

    The Social Contract: A Personal Inquiry into the Evolutionary Sources of Order and Disorder: Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Ardrey
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    Violation of biological command has been the failure of social man. Vertebrates though we may be, we have ignored the law of equal opportunity since civilization's earliest hours. Sexually reproducing beings though we are, we pretend today that the law of inequality does not exist. And enlightened though we may be, while we pursue the unattainable we make impossible the realizable.

    Good Science, Acknowledged Inadequate Philosophy

    The book contains a vast amount of science - verified knowledge that still holds true after four and a half decades of vast change (and further verifi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 14 2016 by wbiro (Bear, Delaware United States)
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    The Hunting Hypothesis: A Personal Conclusion Concerning the Evolutionary Nature of Man: Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series, Volume 4 | Robert Ardrey

    The Hunting Hypothesis: A Personal Conclusion Concerning the Evolutionary Nature of Man: Robert Ardrey's Nature of Man Series, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robert Ardrey
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Robert Ardrey guides the listener on a remarkable journey of discovery through 20 million years of man's prehistory: from the days when his ancestors first emerged from the forests of Africa during the benevolent warmth and rains of the Miocene, through the unremitting drought of the Pliocene and the dramatic climactic shifts of the Pleistocene, down to those few thousand years past when man emerged at last onto the stage of recorded history as a fully evolved hunting animal.

    What a gem!

    Even though his conclusions on industrial pollution as being a factor in climate change are the opposite of what is going on today, (a perspective I'm..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2016 by sam walusimbi ()