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Cosmic Serpent : DNA and the Origins of Knowledge,9780874779646

Cosmic Serpent : DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/1/1999
Publisher(s): Tarcher
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This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

Author Biography

Jeremy Narby, Ph.D., grew up in Canada and Switzerland, studied history at the University of Canterbury, and received his doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Forest Televisionp. 1
Anthropologists and Shamansp. 10
The Mother of the Mother of Tobacco is a Snakep. 19
Enigma in Riop. 36
Defocalizingp. 44
Seeing Correspondencesp. 60
Myths and Moleculesp. 81
Through the Eyes of an Antp. 103
Receptors and Transmittersp. 117
Biology's Blind Spotp. 132
"What Took You so Long?p. 146
Notesp. 163
Bibliographyp. 223
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
Permissions and Creditsp. 249
Indexp. 251
Bibliographic Indexp. 253
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