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The Resource The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life, Richard Dawkins ; with additional research by Yan Wong

The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life, Richard Dawkins ; with additional research by Yan Wong

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The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life
Title
The ancestor's tale
Title remainder
a pilgrimage to the dawn of life
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins ; with additional research by Yan Wong
Title variation
ancestors tale
Title variation remainder
a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Ancestor's Tale takes us from our immediate human ancestors back through what [the author] calls 'concestors', those shared with the apes, monkeys and other mammals and other vertebrates and beyond to the dim and distant microbial beginnings of life some 4 billion years ago. It is a remarkable story which is still very much in the process of being uncovered. And, of course from a scientist of Dawkins stature and reputation we get an insider's knowledge of the most up-to-date science and many of those involved in the research. And, as we have come to expect of Dawkins, it is told with a passionate commitment to scientific veracity and a nose for a good story. Dawkins's knowledge of the vast and wonderful sweep of life's diversity is admirable. Not only does it encompass the most interesting living representatives of so many groups of organisms but also the important and informative fossil ones, many of which have only been found in recent years." -Amazon.com
Summary
A renowned biologist provides a sweeping chronicle of more than four billion years of life on Earth, shedding new light on evolutionary theory and history, sexual selection, speciation, extinction, genetics, and geographical dispersal
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2004
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158779
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Dawkins, Richard
Dewey number
576.83
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wong, Yan
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True
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  • Animals, Fossil
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Life
Target audience
adult
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a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution
Label
The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life, Richard Dawkins ; with additional research by Yan Wong
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Publication
Note
  • "Yan's [Yan Wong] contribution has been so great that, for certain tales, I have insisted on adding his name as joint author."--Acknowledgements
  • First published in Great Britain in 2004 by Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000040000123
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 685 p., [32] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780753819968
Other physical details
ill. (some col. ), maps.
Label
The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life, Richard Dawkins ; with additional research by Yan Wong
Publication
Note
  • "Yan's [Yan Wong] contribution has been so great that, for certain tales, I have insisted on adding his name as joint author."--Acknowledgements
  • First published in Great Britain in 2004 by Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000040000123
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 685 p., [32] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780753819968
Other physical details
ill. (some col. ), maps.

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