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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution - Richard Dawkins
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618619160 (061861916X)
ASIN: 061861916X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
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Luis
Luis rated it
5.0 Utterly exquisite
If you love anything having to do with biology, then sit back and enjoy the ride, as you travel back in time and meet the "concestors", all the way back to LUCA - the Last Universal Common Ancestor. Each stop along the way is a pearl of fascination, while also deepening your realization that all ani...
Warwick
Warwick rated it
There are some facts the simple knowing of which seems to me to be a supreme achievement of our species. The fact that we are all made of stardust. The fact that 99.9999999999999 percent of all matter is empty. The fact that mass and energy can be expressed in terms of each other. Stuff like that.Pr...
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it
0.0 The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
While this book is interesting it's also kind of boring so it's been very slow going.
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it
0.0 The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
While this book is interesting it's also kind of boring so it's been very slow going.
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it
0.0 The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
While this book is interesting it's also kind of boring so it's been very slow going.
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