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Ancestor's Tale : A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

Ancestor's Tale : A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution - 04 edition

Ancestor's Tale : A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780618619160

ISBN10: 061861916X

Ancestor
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Ancestor

ISBN13: 9780618619160

ISBN10: 061861916X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04

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Summary

With unparalleled wit, clarity, and intelligence, Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most renowned evolutionary biologists, has introduced countless readers to the wonders of science in works such as The Selfish Gene. Now, in The Ancestor's Tale, Dawkins offers a masterwork: an exhilarating reverse tour through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life four billion years ago. Throughout the journey Dawkins spins entertaining, insightful stories and sheds light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection, and extinction. The Ancestor's Tale is at once an essential education in evolutionary theory and a riveting read.