The Resource The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life, Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong

The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life, Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong

Label
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 and Yan Wong
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A fully updated edition of one of the most original accounts of evolution ever written, featuring new fractal diagrams, six new 'tales' and the latest scientific developments. THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a dazzling, four-billion-year pilgrimage to the origins of life: Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong take us on an exhilarating reverse journey through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life. It is a journey happily interrupted by meetings of fellow modern animals (as well as plants, fungi and bacteria) similarly tracing their evolutionary path back through history. As each evolutionary pilgrim tells their tale, Dawkins and Wong shed light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection and extinction. Written with unparalleled wit, clarity and intelligence; taking in new scientific discoveries of the past decade; and including new 'tales', illustrations and fractal diagrams, THE ANCESTOR'S TALE shows us how remarkable we are, how astonishing our history, and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
576.83
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH325
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life, Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 710-736) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn950873435
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
xx, 771 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474606455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u3770210
System control number
(OCoLC)950873435

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