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

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 0618005838 9780618005833 9780739453735 0739453734 061861916X 9780618619160
OCLC Number: 56617123
Description: xii, 673 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The conceit of hindsight --
The general prologue --
The pilgrimage begins --
rendezvous 0. All humankind --
Archaic Homo sapiens --
Ergasts --
Habilines --
Ape-men --
rendezvous 1. Chimpanzees --
rendezvous 2. Gorillas --
rendezvous 3. Orang utans --
rendezvous 4. Gibbons --
rendezvous 5. Old world monkeys --
rendezvous 6. New world monkeys --
rendezvous 7. Tarsiers --
rendezvous 8. Lemurs, bushbabies and their kin --
The great cretaceous catastrophe --
rendezvous 9. Colugos and the tree shrews --
rendezvous 10. Rodents and rabbitkind --
rendezvous 11. Laurasiatheres --
rendezvous 12. Xenarthrans --
rendezvous 13. Afrotheres --
rendezvous 14. Marsupials --
rendezvous 15. Monotremes --
Mammal-like reptiles --
rendezvous 16. Sauropsids --
rendezvous 17. Amphibians --
rendezvous 18. Lungfish --
rendezvous 19. Coelacanths --
rendezvous 20. Ray-finned fish --
rendezvous 21. Sharks and their kin --
rendezvous 22. Lampreys and hagfish --
rendezvous 23. Lancelets --
rendezvous 24. Sea squirts --
rendezvous 25. Ambulacrarians --
rendezvous 26. Protostomes --
rendezvous 27. Acoelomorph flatworms --
rendezvous 28. Cnidarians --
rendezvous 29. Ctenophores --
rendezvous 30. Placozoans --
rendezvous 31. Sponges --
rendezvous 32. Choanoflagellates --
rendezvous 33. Drips --
rendezvous 34. Fungi --
rendezvous 35. Amoebozoans --
rendezvous 36. Plants --
rendezvous 37. Uncertain --
The great historic rendezvous --
rendezvous 38. Archaea --
rendezvous 39. Eubacteria --
Canterbury --
The host's return.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins.
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Scientist and author of 'The Selfish Gene' provides a sweeping chronicle of more than four billion years of life on Earth, shedding new light on evolutionary theory and history, sexual selection,  Read more...

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