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    • How Language Began

    • The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention
    • By: Daniel L. Everett
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      4 out of 5 stars 135
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Mankind has a distinct advantage over other terrestrial species: we talk to one another. But how did we acquire the most advanced form of communication on Earth? Daniel L. Everett, a "bombshell" linguist and "instant folk hero" (Tom Wolfe, Harper's), provides in this sweeping history a comprehensive examination of the evolutionary story of language, from the earliest speaking attempts by hominids to the more than 7,000 languages that exist today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to endure

    • By Michael D. Busch on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes

    • Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
    • By: Daniel L. Everett
    • Narrated by: Daniel Everett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Daniel Everett, then a Christian missionary, arrived among the Pirahã in 1977 - with his wife and three young children - intending to convert them. What he found was a language that defies all existing linguistic theories and reflects a way of life that evades contemporary understanding. The Pirahã have no counting system and no fixed terms for color. They have no concept of war or of personal property.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Profound Read

    • By Joshua Brewer on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99