The Ancestor's Tale

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 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 more

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  • Paperback | 673 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 40mm | 879.96g
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • w. figs.
  • 061861916X
  • 9780618619160
  • 166,647

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