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by William H. Calvin


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I read this book while rafting down the river. Parts are very interesting and parts are slow reading.

Calvin uses a 2 week raft journey down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon as a caltalyst for wide ranging discussions with companions from different scientific disciplines about the history of the earth and evolution. I read this book while rafting down the river.

William H. Calvin is a theoretical neurophysiologist at the University of Washington

William H. Calvin is a theoretical neurophysiologist at the University of Washington. He is the author of The Atlantic Monthlys cover story, The Great Climate Flip-Flop, and of ten books, including The Cerebral Code, How Brains Think, The Throwing Madonna, The River that Flows Uphill, The Cerebral Symphony, and co-author of Conversations with Neils Brain and Lingua ex Machina.

Written in the form of a scientist’s diary of a two-week float trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. There we find rocks of great age, fossils, dwellings of Stone Age peoples, and experience the land much as our ancestors did during all those untold generations in the dimly remembered world from which we somehow took flight.

Calvin, William . 1939-. Neurobiology, Brain, Human evolution. San Francisco : Sierra Club Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on December 3, 2009.

been much too far, too fast and made us way too arrogant and big for our own britches.

book by William H. Calvin. Written in the form of a scientists diary of a two-week float trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. And the book is NOT just useful for reconstructing the past and how we have come to be - it's greatest value may well be in alerting and arming (alarming?) us for the future, for our breathtaking development has been much too far, too fast and made us way too arrogant and big for our own britches.

See our disclaimer This is a wonderful, challenging book -- even nearly 25 years after it was .

Readers who enjoy adventure stories may discover they also enjoy good scientific writing,'' PW observed. Calvin outdid himself in writing about a raft voyage down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon, in parallel with a trip into deep time to examine the fossil record.

This is my river diary of a two-week whitewater trip through the bottom of the Grand Canyon, discussing everything from the Big Bang .

This is my river diary of a two-week whitewater trip through the bottom of the Grand Canyon, discussing everything from the Big Bang to the Big Brain. It became a bestseller in German translation in 1995. All chapters are webbed, with inline photographs and sound files from Leonard Thurman's Grand Canyon River Running web pages. Calvin is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. His books include "The Cerebral Code" (MIT Press, 1996). The River That Flows Uphill: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain. He is the author of The Atlantic Monthly’s cover story, The Great Climate Flip-Flop, and of ten books, including The Cerebral Code, How Brains Think, The Throwing Madonna, The River that Flows Uphill, The Cerebral Symphony, and co-author of Conversations with Neil’s Brain and Lingua ex Machina.

That Flows Uphill : A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain. By (author) Affiliate Professor William H Calvin.

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Written in the form of a scientists diary of a two-week float trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. There we find rocks of great age, fossils, dwellings of Stone Age peoples, and experience the land much as our ancestors did during all those untold generations in the dimly remembered world from which we somehow took flight.

Comments: (7)

Runehammer
How could I not like a book that seamlessly weaves the narrative of a river trip through the grand canyon with review and speculations about evolution and the human brain with musing and observations on paleo-Indian culture? Probably not everybody's cup of tea, but it suited me just fine. I discovered this book because it was next to another that I had looked up on the topic of human neuro-anatomy. Its the kind of serendipitous discovery you can just about only make in a library. Since then I have purchased a copy so that I can re-read it at my leisure.
Cordalas
I have only started reading it, but it is interesting and came highly recommended by a really smart friend who has never steered me wrong bookwise. I think I will enjoy it.
Buriwield
If you've ever dreamt of rafting down the Grand Canyon, read this book. The rafting trip described here is an ideal trip, complete with play by play descriptions of what you see and experience, intermingled with science, taught as it should be: in the great outdoors.
Marelyne
excellent!
you secret
I found this to be a fascinateing read. Well done balance of science/theory with story. It got me to really re-analyze men and women, why we do what we do, and what drives us subconsiously.
Fordrellador
Interesting take on the Grand Canyon and science.
OTANO
Yet surprisingly easy read. Covers a technical topic in everyday language. Provide insight on our evolutional development.
I am grateful for the service you rendered to me. It was really difficult to get the book after visiting a few bookshops. The conditions in which I received the order were as I expected. I can send you my oppinion of the book when I finish reading it.
The River That Flows Uphill: A Journey from the Big Bang to the Big Brain download epub
Medicine
Author: William H. Calvin
ISBN: 0025209205
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company; 1st edition (November 21, 1986)
Pages: 528 pages