The Cosmic Serpent

The Cosmic Serpent

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780874779646
  • 272 Pages
  • Tarcher
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Forest Television
Chapter 2: Anthropologists and Shamans
Chapter 3: The Mother of the Mother of Tobacco Is a Snake
Chapter 4: Enigma in Rio
Chapter 5: Defocalizing
Chapter 6: Seeing Correspondences
Chapter 7: Myths and Molecules
Chapter 8: Through the Eyes of an Ant
Chapter 9: Receptors and Transmitters
Chapter 10: Biology’s Blind Spot
Chapter 11: “What Took You So Long?”

Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Permissions and Credits
Index
Bibliographic Index

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