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The renowned biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins presents his most expansive work in this revised edition that offers a comprehensive look at evolution.

In the decade since this elegantly wrought tale appeared, a wealth of new discoveries has significantly broadened and refined our understanding of the four-billion-year journey that produced modern humans. Dawkins and Wong now update and revise this classic Tale to include these fresh developments. Loosely based on the form of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, THE ANCESTOR’S TALE moves backwards in time to trace the evolutionary path of modern humans.
This brilliant, inventive approach conveys our connection to all other species in a bracingly novel way and sheds light on the most cutting-edge aspects of evolutionary history and theory. At once a survey of the latest, best thinking on biology and a fascinating history of all life on Earth, this illustrated volume shows us how remarkable we are, how astonishing our history, and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world.

Contributor Bio(s)


RICHARD DAWKINS is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. He is the author of 15 books includingUnweaving the Rainbow, A Devil’s Chaplain, and The God Delusion.Dawkins lives in Oxford.,

The Ancestor's Tale

SKU: 9780544859937
  • Author

    Dawkins, Richard
  • Publication Date

    2016-09-06 00:00:00
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