The Ancestor's Tale

A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

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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 w ...Continua
Ha scritto il 01/02/12
Loved it! Dawkins' enthusiasm about nature is contagious. I can't wait to read more about evolutionary biology. He takes us in a journey back through time, following humans as they meet up with various other species when they reach a common ancestor...Continua
Ha scritto il 06/11/11
Better on paper than on kindle - but good anyway!

Unfortunalely I bought the kindle version of this book, which is as good as all other Dawkins' books.

Ha scritto il 10/03/08
A biological Canterbury Tales
This was the first Dawkins book I read, and what a pleasant surprise it was! I'm not really a regular reader of popular biology, so the gift book waited on my shelf for a few months before I braved it. Quickly I discovered that Dawkins does not just...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/01/08
One of the best non-fiction books I have read
This guy comes across as an arrogant prick. But boy can he write! This very original approach does two things1) he covers the development of life backwards from humans to the simplest of cells.2) he introduces genetic and evolutionary techniques to s...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/04/07
Great stuff from Dawkins

Marvellous, full-on overview of the emergence of life. Gets better and better the further back it goes, and its expositions on the wonders of bacteria and archaea is something marvellous.

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