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    DescriptionThe human eye is so complex and works so precisely that surely, one might believe, its current shape and function must be the product of design. How could such an intricate object have come about by chance? Tackling this subject in writing that the New York Times called "a masterpiece" Richard Dawkins builds a carefully reasoned and lovingly illustrated argument for evolutionary adaptation as the mechanism for life on earth. The metaphor of Mount Improbable represents the combination of perfection and improbability that is epitomized in the seemingly "designed" complexity of living things. Dawkins skillfully guides the reader on a breathtaking journey through the mountain's passes and up its many peaks to demonstrate that following the improbable path to perfection takes time. Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins's eloquent descriptions of extraordinary adaptations such as the teeming populations of figs, the intricate silken world of spiders, and the evolution of wings on the bodies of flightless animals. And through it all runs the thread of DNA, the molecule of life, responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time. Climbing Mount Improbable is a book of great impact and skill, written by the most prominent Darwinian of our age."

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    Climbing Mount Improbable
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Dawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393316827
    ISBN 10: 0393316823

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    DC21: 575
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000, SCI060000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A60280000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    DC22: 575
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 575.01/62
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QH375.D376
    Thema V1.0: GBC, PD, PSAJ
    LC classification: QH375 .D376 1997
    Illustrations note
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    15 September 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York