Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Science > science
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
 
 
Author
Richard Dawkins.
Publisher Free Press  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
ISBN 9781416594789
Pages/Publication Date 470/2009
Daedalus Item Code 33212
This item is not available.
Description
Evolution is accepted as fact by all reputable scientists and indeed by theologians, yet millions of people still question its veracity. Here the author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion takes on creationists, including followers of "intelligent design" and any who question the evidence of evolution through natural selection. Richard Dawkins sifts through layers of proven scientific facts—from the fossil record, the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects, the "time clocks" of trees and radioactive dating, and the archaeological traces of our earliest ancestors to confirmation from molecular biology and genetics—to build an ironclad case.

"If Charles Darwin walked into a 21st-century bookstore and wanted to know how his theory had fared, this is the book he should pick up. Dawkins remains a superb translator of complex scientific concepts. It doesn't matter if he's spinning metaphors for the fossil record (like a spy camera in a murder trial) or deftly explaining the method by which scientists measure the genetic difference between distinct species: he has a way of making the drollest details feel like a revelation. Even if one already believes in the survival of the fittest, there is something thrilling about learning that the hoof of a horse is homologous to the fingernail of the human middle finger, or that some dinosaurs had a second brain of ganglion cells in their pelvis, which helped compensate for the tiny brain in their head. As Darwin famously noted, 'There is grandeur in this view of life.' What Dawkins demonstrates is that this view of life isn't just grand: it's also undeniably true."—Publishers Weekly

 
You might also like:
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
John Brockman, ed.
Studio: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780062109392.  Daedalus Item Code: 29278
List Price: $15.99 Sale Price: $9.95 You Save: $6.04
    Link to Forum
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com
3