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

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


By (author) Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins, With Yan Wong

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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Format: Paperback | 673 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 40mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 061861916X
  • ISBN 13: 9780618619160
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 108,899

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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 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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