The Ancestor's Tale

The Ancestor's Tale

A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

Paperback793pp Illustrated

9781474606455     Product Code: 504406


In a pilgrimage back through four billion years of evolution, Dawkins and Wong follow the history of our genes in search of the microbial beginnings of life. As they encounter other species – from chimpanzees to fungi and bacteria – they listen to each evolutionary ‘tale’, shedding light on such topics as speciation and extinction, and reveal how intimately humans are connected with all life on Earth. This revised and expanded edition takes into account a decade of new research.

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