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The Resource The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution, Richard Dawkins

The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution, Richard Dawkins

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The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution
Title
The ancestor's tale
Title remainder
a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
IUK
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1941-
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Dawkins, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH361
LC item number
.D39 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution, Richard Dawkins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910400
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 673 pages
Isbn
9780618005833
Lccn
2004059864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 910400
  • (OCoLC)56617123
Label
The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution, Richard Dawkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910400
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 673 pages
Isbn
9780618005833
Lccn
2004059864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 910400
  • (OCoLC)56617123

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