Just as we trace our personal family trees from parents to grandparents and so on back in time, so in The Ancestor's Tale Richard Dawkins traces the ancestry of life.
As he is at pains to point out, this is very much our human tale, our ancestry.
Surprisingly, it is one that many otherwise literate people are largely unaware of.
Hopefully Dawkins's name and well deserved reputation as a best selling writer will introduce them to this wonderful saga.
The Ancestor's Tale takes us from our immediate human ancestors back through what he 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.
For more information about the title The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution, read the full description at Amazon.com, or see the following related books:
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