The Ancestor's Tale

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

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Renowned biologist and thinker Dawkins presents his most expansive work yet: a comprehensive look at evolution, ranging from the latest developments to his own provocative views, and loosely based on the form of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 673 pages
  • 160.53 x 240 x 45.21mm | 911.72g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0618005838
  • 9780618005833
  • 498,046

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"This clever approach to our extended family tree should prove a natural hit with science readers." Publishers Weekly, Starred "One of Dawkins's best: a big, almost encyclopedic compendium bursting with information and ideas." Kirkus Reviews, Starred "This is an ambitious, important book rich with fascinating insights. Also, it couldn't come at a better time." --Carl Zimmer The New York Times Book Review "Our complete evolutionary story, brilliantly recounted by Dawkins." --Jonathan Keats, Popular Science "The most modest and winning of his eight books." --John Horgan, Discover
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