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The greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolution

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: London : Bantam, 2009.
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"Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke. But he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as a scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 9780593061732 059306173X 9781416594789 1416594787 0593061748 9780593061749
OCLC Number: 390663505
Description: ix, 470 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Only a theory? --
Dogs, cows, and cabbages --
The primrose path to macro-evolution --
Silence and slow time --
Before our very eyes --
Missing link? What do you mean, 'missing'? --
Missing persons? Missing no longer --
You did it yourself in nine months --
The ark of the continents --
The tree of cousinship --
History written all over us --
Arms races and 'evolutionary theodicy' --
There is grandeur in this view of life --
Appendix. The history-deniers.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins.

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Charles Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later.  Read more...

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