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

Label
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
Creator
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 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." "The Ancestor's Tale is at once a far-reaching survey of the latest, best thinking on biology and a 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH361
LC item number
.D39 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution, Richard Dawkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 624-645) and index
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Control code
000026276611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 673 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780618005833
Lccn
2004059864
Other physical details
ill.
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.b21213690
System control number
  • 26276611lt
  • (OCoLC)56617123

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