In The Ancestor's Tale, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins offers a masterwork: an exhilarating reverse tour through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life four billion years ago.
Throughout the journey Dawkins spins entertaining, insightful stories and sheds light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection, and extinction. The Ancestor's Tale is at once an essential education in evolutionary theory and riveting in its telling.
Wonderfully presented but…
Take it as a précis of the book as it is abridged. Missing tales are given summary lip service. 😕
This is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time! Richard and his wife take turns narrating it and it is a true delight to listen to - it's an adventure, it's mind expanding and a testament to the prowess of Dawkins as a scientist and educator. Just marvelous. Get it.