"...rich and far-ranging book...Deacon writes well and with extraordinary breadth of scholarship." BBC Focus "Contains many rewarding thoughts about life and mind and their place in nature." Nature "In his approach to the question of how sentience emerged from 'dumb' and 'numb' matter, Mr. Deacon mobilizes some radically new ideas." The Wall Street Journal "Unprecedentedly comprehensive..." Psychology Today
About the Author
Terrence W. Deacon is a professor of biological anthropology and neuroscience and the chair of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.