Intelligence in Nature by Jeremy Narby
An Inquiry into Knowledge

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Continuing the journey begun in his acclaimed book The Cosmic Serpent, the noted anthropologist ventures firsthand into both traditional cultures and the most up-todate discoveries of contemporary science to determine nature's secret ways of knowing.



Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years. Now, in one of his most extraordinary journeys, Narby travels the globe-from the Amazon Basin to the Far East-to probe what traditional healers and pioneering researchers understand about the intelligence present in all forms of life.



Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. Indeed, bacteria, plants, animals, and other forms of nonhuman life display an uncanny penchant for self-deterministic decisions, patterns, and actions.



Narby presents the first in-depth anthropological study of this concept in the West. He not only uncovers a mysterious thread of intelligent behavior within the natural world but also probes the question of what humanity can learn from nature's economy and knowingness in its own search for a saner and more sustainable way of life.

 

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Jeremy Narby is an anthropologist best known for his books The Cosmic Serpent and Intelligence in Nature. Jeremy Narby is the author of "The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge," Francis Huxley's books include "Affable Savages, The Invisibles, The Way of the Sacred, The Dragon," and "The Eye,
 
Published March 2, 2006 by Tarcher. 292 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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From the plant kingdom, there’s evidence that some species can essentially creep across the landscape to find the best sites to put down roots, as well as multiple ways to communicate within and among themselves.

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