The Ancestor's Tale

A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

A fully updated edition of one of the most original accounts of evolution ever written, featuring new fractal diagrams, six new ´tales´ and the latest scientific developments.

THE ANCESTOR´S TALE is a dazzling, four-billion-year pilgrimage to the origins of life: Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong take us on an exhilarating reverse journey through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life. It is a journey happily interrupted by meetings of fellow modern animals (as well as plants, fungi and bacteria) similarly tracing their evolutionary path back through history. As each evolutionary pilgrim tells their tale, Dawkins and Wong shed light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection and extinction.

Written with unparalleled wit, clarity and intelligence; taking in new scientific discoveries of the past decade; and including new ´tales´, illustrations and fractal diagrams, THE ANCESTOR´S TALE shows us how remarkable we are, how astonishing our history, and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world.

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist renowned throughout the world. He was educated at Oxford and taught zoology before becoming the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, in 1995. His previous books rank among the most influential intellectual works of our time. They include THE SELFISH GENE (1976), RIVER OUT OF EDEN (1995), and UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW (1999).
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Seitenzahl 800
Erscheinungsdatum 28.04.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4746-0056-9
Verlag Orion Publishing Co
Maße (L/B/H) 165/270/56 mm
Gewicht 1238
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