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The Greatest Show on Earth; The Evidence for Evolution



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Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His first book,The Selfish Gene, was an instant international bestseller, and has become an established classic work of modern evolutionary biology. He is also the author of The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain, The Ancestor's Tale, and most recently, The God Delusion. The Greatest Show on Earth will be published by Ballantine, a part of Transworld in the UK on September 12th, 2009.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Only a theory?p. 1
Dogs, cows and cabbagesp. 19
The primrose path to macro-evolutionp. 43
Silence and slow timep. 83
Before our very eyesp. 109
Missing link? What do you mean, 'missing'?p. 143
Missing persons? Missing no longerp. 181
You did it yourself in nine monthsp. 209
The ark of the continentsp. 251
The tree of cousinshipp. 285
History written all over usp. 337
Arms races and 'Evolutionary theodicy'p. 373
There is grandeur in this view of lifep. 397
Appendix The history-deniersp. 427
Notesp. 439
Bibliography and further Readingp. 447
Picture Acknowledgementsp. 455
Indexp. 459
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