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The Greatest Show on Earth : The Evidence for Evolution

The Greatest Show on Earth : The Evidence for Evolution

Author: Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth.

"Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to "teach the controversy" behind evolutionary theory. There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence--from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics--to make the airtight case that "we find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection." His unjaded passion for the natural world turns what might have been a negative argument, exposing the absurdities of the creationist position, into a positive offering to the reader: nothing less than a master's vision of life, in all its splendor.

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Britain's greatest science writer comprehensively rebuts the creationists by pulling together the incontrovertible evidence for evolution

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This is a magnificent book of wonderstanding: Richard Dawkins combines an artist's wonder at the virtuosity of nature with a scientist's understanding of how it comes to be. Matt Ridley, author of Nature via Nurture.

Author description

Richard Dawkins is the renowned academic responsible for such works as The Selfish Gene through to the phenomenal The God Delusion. Recently, he presented The Genius of Charles Darwin, a three-part television series examining the legacy of the great scientist and some of the issues covered in this timely book.

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General Fields

  • : 9780552775243
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Black Swan
  • : April 2010
  • : 198mm X 127mm X 30mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : oc2010020936
  • : oc2010020936
  • : Richard Dawkins
  • : 480
  • : 480
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 1010
  • : 32-pages colour picture sections, plus 100 B&Wur picture sections, plus B&W line drawings line drawings, graphs and charts throughout text
  • : 1010
  • : 32-pages colour picture sections, plus 100 B&Wur picture sections, plus B&W line drawings line drawings, graphs and charts throughout text
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 576.82
  • : 576.82