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Robert Ardrey

Screenwriter and author of several books on anthropology

1908   -   1980

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Chicago
occupation: screenwriter, anthropologist, writer, playwright
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Robert Ardrey (October 16, 1908 – January 14, 1980) was an American playwright, screenwriter and science writer perhaps best known for The Territorial Imperative (1966). After a Broadway and Hollywood career, he returned to his academic training in anthropology and the behavioral sciences in the 1950s.As a playwright and screenwriter Ardrey received many accolades. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1937, won the inaugural Sidney Howard Memorial Award in 1940, and in 1966 received an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay for his script for Khartoum. His most famous play, Thunder Rock, is widely considered an international classic.Ardrey's scientific work played a major role in overturning long-standing assumptions in the social sciences. In particular, both African Genesis (1961) and The Territorial Imperative (1966), two of his most widely read works, were instrumental in changing scientific doctrine and increasing public awareness of evolutionary science. His work was so popular that many prominent scientists cite it as inspiring them to enter their fields.
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African Genesis

1961 nonfiction work by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

1961

Casey Jones

1938 play written by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

The Territorial Imperative

1966 nonfiction work by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

1966

Thunder Rock

play written by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

Jeb

play written by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

How to Get Tough About It

play written by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

God and Texas

play written by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

The Brotherhood of Fear

1952 political novel by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

The Hunting Hypothesis

1976 work of paleoanthropology by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

1976

The Social Contract

1970 paleoanthropology book by Robert Ardrey

author: Robert Ardrey

1970

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