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

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  • Author:  Richard Dawkins
  • Year: 02-09-2013
  • Translator From English: Krassimira Mateva
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  • Product Code:  1138-01
  • SKU: 18.0136
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-300-9
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The renowned biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins presents his most expansive work yet: a comprehensive look at evolution, ranging from the latest developments in the field to his own provocative views. Loosely based on the form of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Dawkins's Tale takes us modern humans back through four billion years of life on our planet. As the pilgrimage progresses, we join with other organisms at the forty "rendezvous points" where we find a common ancestor. The band of pilgrims swells into a vast crowd as we join first with other primates, then with other mammals, and so on back to the first primordial organism.

Dawkins's brilliant, inventive approach allows us to view the connections between ourselves and all other life in a bracingly novel way. It also lets him shed bright new light on the most compelling aspects of evolutionary history and theory: sexual selection, speciation, convergent evolution, extinction, genetics, plate tectonics, geographical dispersal, and more. The Ancestor's Tale is at once a far-reaching survey of the latest, best thinking on biology and a fascinating history of life on Earth. Here Dawkins shows us how remarkable we are, how astonishing our history, and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world.

About the Author

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

Clinton Richard Dawkins (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor... Read more

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Tags: Biology & Evolution, Environment & Zoology, Famous Scientists

Year 02-09-2013
Translator From English: Krassimira Mateva
Pages 832
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.95 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Biology & Evolution, Environment & Zoology, Famous Scientists
Ристу 20/11/2019

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