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With unparalleled wit, clarity, and intelligence, Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most renowned evolutionary biologists, introduces listeners to a reverse tour through evolution.

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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.

The Ancestor's Tale

A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

Author Richard Dawkins

Narrated by Lalla Ward, Richard Dawkins

Publication date Mar 24, 2015

Running time 9 hrs

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