The Ancestor’s Tale : A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life – Prof Richard Dawkins

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One of the most brilliant scientists of our age gives us his definitive work: a synthesis of his comprehensive vision of life. THE ANCESTOR’S TALE is a pilgrimage back through time; a journey on which we meet up with fellow pilgrims as we and they converge on our common ancestors. Chimpanzees join us at about 6 million years in the past, orang utans at 14 million years, as we stride on together, a growing band. The journey provides the setting for a collection of some 40 tales. Each explores an aspect of evolutionary biology through the stories of characters met along the way. The tales are interspersed with prologues detailing the journey, route maps showing joining lineages, and life-like reconstructions of our common ancestors. THE ANCESTOR’S TALE represents a pilgrimage on an unimaginable scale: our goal is four billion years away, and the number of pilgrims joining us grows vast – ultimately encompassing all living creatures. At the end of the journey lies something remarkable in its simplicity and transformative power: the first, humble, replicating molecules.

Softcover, used, a copy you can feel proud to own, internally clean and cover still very acceptable, binding tight, cover still attractive

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SKU: 9780753819968 Category: Title: The Ancestor's Tale : A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life
Author: Prof Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Year: 2004
ISBN10: 0753819961
ISBN13: 9780753819968
Condition: Good
Format: Softcover
Inventory No: 1401

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One of the most brilliant scientists of our age gives us his definitive work: a synthesis of his comprehensive vision of life. THE ANCESTOR’S TALE is a pilgrimage back through time; a journey on which we meet up with fellow pilgrims as we and they converge on our common ancestors. Chimpanzees join us at about 6 million years in the past, orang utans at 14 million years, as we stride on together, a growing band. The journey provides the setting for a collection of some 40 tales. Each explores an aspect of evolutionary biology through the stories of characters met along the way. The tales are interspersed with prologues detailing the journey, route maps showing joining lineages, and life-like reconstructions of our common ancestors. THE ANCESTOR’S TALE represents a pilgrimage on an unimaginable scale: our goal is four billion years away, and the number of pilgrims joining us grows vast – ultimately encompassing all living creatures. At the end of the journey lies something remarkable in its simplicity and transformative power: the first, humble, replicating molecules.

Softcover, used, a copy you can feel proud to own, internally clean and cover still very acceptable, binding tight, cover still attractive

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Weight 0.61 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 4.6 cm

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