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    DescriptionCharles Darwin's masterpiece, "On the Origin of Species", shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity. In "The Greatest Show on Earth", Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects; the 'time clocks' of trees and radioactive dating that calibrate a timescale for evolution; the fossil record and the traces of our earliest ancestors; and, to confirmation from molecular biology and genetics. All of this, and much more, bears witness to the truth of evolution. "The Greatest Show on Earth" comes at a critical time: systematic opposition to the fact of evolution is now flourishing as never before, especially in America. In Britain and elsewhere in the world, teachers witness insidious attempts to undermine the status of science in their classrooms. Richard Dawkins provides unequivocal evidence that boldly and comprehensively rebuts such nonsense. At the same time he shares with us his palpable love of the natural world and the essential role that science plays in its interpretation. Written with elegance, wit and passion, it is hard-hitting, absorbing and totally convincing.


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    Title
    The Greatest Show on Earth
    Subtitle
    The Evidence for Evolution
    Authors and contributors
    Read by Richard Dawkins, By (author) Richard Dawkins, Read by Lalla Ward
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 6
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 205 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846571756
    ISBN 10: 1846571758
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, PSAJ
    DC22: 576.8
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, SCI027000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56730
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    Random House Audiobooks
    Publication date
    10 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard Dawkins is the renowned academic responsible for such works as The Selfish Gene through to the phenomenal The God Delusion. Recently, he presented The Genius of Charles Darwin, a three-part television series examining the legacy of the late, great scientist and some of the issues covered in this timely book.