Richard Dawkins - The Ancestor's Tale - A Pilgrimage To The Dawn Of Life flac

Richard Dawkins - The Ancestor's Tale - A Pilgrimage To The Dawn Of Life flac

Genre: Audio
Performer: Richard Dawkins
Album: The Ancestor's Tale - A Pilgrimage To The Dawn Of Life
Country: UK
Released: 15 Sep 2005
Style: Technical, Education, Audiobook
Label: Orion Audio Books
Catalog number: ISBN 0-75287-321-0
FLAC size: 2325 mb

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1All This Supposes We Believe The Testimony Of The Molecules
2The Elephant Bird's Tale
3The Flounder's Tale
4Another Group Of Walking Teleost Fish Are The Mudskippers...
5My Reasoning Was Construced As A Reductio Ad Absurdum.
6The Great Historic Rendezvous
7The Rotifer's Tale
8The Solution To The Catch-22
9Is There A Coincidence Between The Times...
10But That Was A Digression About The Physicist's Version...
11My Oxford Colleague John Krebs...
12As A Non Religious Person I Can Sympathetically Buttress...
13Rendezvous 20: Ray-Finned Fish
14What Other Patterns Or Rhymes Do We Discern...?
15The Barnacle's Tale
16As I Said, Zoologists Define A Species As A Group Whose Members...
17Rendezvous 2: Gorillas
18The Dodo's Tale
19The Farmer's Tale
20I Must At This Point Reiterate My Strong Objection...
21Life Depends Utterly On The Virtuoso Ability Of Enzymes...
22With One Scandalous Exception!
23To Do Justice To All The Theories Would Take A Book...
24This Was Written In 1929, More Than 20 Years Before...
25Rendezvous 38 And 39
26We Don't Have To Rely On Geographical Separation...
27While Hunting Was Sliding Into Herding...
28Rendezvous 10: Rodents and Rabbitkind
29The Sad End Of The Oxford Dodo...
30Mixotricha Paradoxa Is Not Bacterium
31If We Accept The RNA World Theory...
32And Now For The Important Point
33Rendezvous 27 - 33
34Yes It Does. We Meet Several Natural Experiments...
35As It Happens, The Bacterial Flagellar Motor Itself...
36Rendezvous 11: Laurasiatheres
37We Can, Then, With Complete Confidence, Reject The Third...
38What Is Not Correct Is The Inference That Race...
39Rendezvous 15: Monotremes
40Here's Another Example
41We Shall Be Pilgrims, Then, Sharing Fellowship...
42Rendezvous 18: Lungfish
43A Mutant Animal Has A Certain Probability Of Being Better Off...
44I Have Never Seen Any Good Reason To Doubt The Following...
45The Conceit Of Hindsight
46The Ratites Are A Truly Natural Group
47For Certain Purposes Names, And Discontinuous Categories...
48Jet Propulsion May Have Evolved Twice
49The Green Colour Of Algae, And Of Cabbages...
50The Host's Return
51Rendezvous 1: Chimpanzees
52The Details Lie Buried, Perhaps Beyond Recovery...
53Rendezvous 26: Protostomes
54The General Prologue
55That's All I Want To Say About Arms Races
56First. No Real Explosion
57The Velvet Worm's Tale
58Most Enzyme Molecules Are Special-Purpose Machines...
59Given That All Backward Chronologies, No Matter Where...
60Perhaps I Was Exaggerating When I Implied...
61The Ragworm's Tale
62The Pike's Tale
63The Cro-Magnon's Tale
64The Galapagos Finch's Tale
65The Mixotrich's Tale
66The Mouse's Tale
67In Theory, That Could Be The Full Explanation...
68Rendezvous 17: Amphibians
69When I First Wrote About The Evolution Of Evolvability...
70What The Star-Nosed Mole Said To The Duckbilled Platypus
72Rendezvous 16: Sauropsids
73But Now, Finally, We Come To The Teller Of This Tale
74In Britain The Herring Gull And The Lesser Black-Backed Gull...
75The Invention Of Sex Is A Major Watershed...
76The Distinguished Australian Neurobiologist Jack Pettigrew...
77But Now I Want To Switch To A Newly Fashionable Line Of Thought...
78The Brine Shrimp's Tale
79No Evolutionist Thinks That Modern Species Change...
80Meanwhile The Animals Themselves Were Evolving...
81Rendezvous Zero: All Humankind
82Rendezvous 12: Xenarthrans
83Why Do People So Readily Swallow The Apparent Contradiction...
84Backward Chronology In Search Of Ancestors...
85A Powerful Source Of Help To A Chemical Reaction...
86The Grasshopper's Tale
87Now, You See What That Means?

  • NarratorLalla Ward
  • Narrator, Other [Abridged By]Richard Dawkins
  • ProducerNicholas Jones

Running time approximately 9 hours, abridged by the author.

ISBN-10: 0752873210
ISBN-13: 9780752873213

The Ancestor's Tale is a pilgrimage: a journey of four billion years. We, modern human beings, are the pilgrims and we are travelling back through time to see our ancestors. Simultaneously every other living creature is setting off on its own journey with the same mission. Each pilgrim tells its tale along the way, and covers the process involved in the unfolding of life on Earth.
Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong now update and revise this classic tale to include these fresh developments. Loosely based on the form of Chaucers Canterbury Tales,The Ancestors Tale presents an exhilarating reverse tour through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life. On top of that, Richard Dawkins uses this wonderful story of life on earth as a pretext to introduce, illustrate and illuminate a gigantic amount of biological, geological and even political ideas. These actually constitute a main bulk of the book. You will learn about tectonics, genetics, cladistics, and even mathematics. The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life is a science book by Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong on the subject of evolution, which follows the path of humans backwards through evolutionary history, describing some of humanity's cousins as they converge on their common ancestors. It was first published in 2004, and substantially updated in 2016. The book was nominated for the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books. The Ancestor's Tale book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution as Want to Read: Want to Read savingThe Ancestor's Tale book. The renowned biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins presents hi. Start by marking The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution as Want to Read: Want to Read saving Want to Read. xv, 685 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : 20 Dawkins talked about his book The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution, published by Houghton Mifflin. He and his wife, 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. Bestselling author of The Selfish Gene Professor Richard Dawkins and fellow evolutionary biologist and television presenter Dr Yan Wong talk about the new updated version of their original work on evolution, The Ancestors Tale. The book was originally published in 2004. It is a pilgrimage back in time through four billion years to the origin of life. Dawkins and Wong take the reader on a reverse journey from human kind back to the microbial beginnings of life. The original work featured 40 tales of meetings with fellow modern animals, plants, fungi and bacteria, all tracing their origins back. Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist renowned throughout the world. He was educated at Oxford and taught zoology before becoming the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, in 1995. His bestselling books rank among the most influential intellectual works of our time. After he completes the backwards journey to the origins of life, the last quarter of the book is a little dry to read, but this is probably a misperception due to the easy reading of the rest of the book. A good reading for curious non-biologist and also for biologist looking for new ways to teach evolution. 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, gorillas at 7 million years, orang utans at 14 million years, as we stride on together, a growing band. Together they give a deep understanding of the processes that have shaped life on Earth: convergent evolution, the isolation of populations, continental drift, the great extinctions. The tales are interspersed with prologues detailing the journey, route maps showing joining lineages, and life-like reconstructions of our common ancestors. Matt Ridley welcomes Richard Dawkins's genetic pilgrimage, The Ancestor's Tale. Buy The Ancestor's Tale at the Guardian bookshop. Matt Ridley. Published on Sat 18 Sep 2004 BST. The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life by Richard Dawkins 528pp, Weidenfeld, 25. Evolution is both a process and a narrative a science and a history. Surprisingly, there turn out to be just 39 such confluences or 39 concestors Dawkins's neat neologism for common ancestor
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