RIVER OUT OF EDEN: A DARWINIAN VIEW OF LIFE (SCIENCE MASTERS)

3.97 avg rating
( 5,830 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780297815402: RIVER OUT OF EDEN: A DARWINIAN VIEW OF LIFE (SCIENCE MASTERS)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this re-issued paperback Richard Dawkins presents a modern understanding of human evolution based on Darwinian theory. 'Dawkins writes beautifully and clearly, navigating you through subjects like genetics, that you may have despaired of ever understanding' - Guardian.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Nearly a century and a half after Charles Darwin formulated it, the theory of evolution is still the subject of considerable debate. Oxford scientist Richard Dawkins is among Darwin's chief defenders, and an able one indeed-- witty, literate, capable of turning a beautiful phrase. In River Out of Eden he introduces general readers to some fairly abstract problems in evolutionary biology, gently guiding us through the tangles of mitochondrial DNA and the survival-of-the- fittest ethos. (Superheroes need not apply: Dawkins writes, "The genes that survive . . . will be the ones that are good at surviving in the average environment of the species.") Dawkins argues for the essential unity of humanity, noting that "we are much closer cousins of one another than we normally realize, and we have many fewer ancestors than simple calculations suggest."

About the Author:

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist renowned throughout the world. He was educated at Oxford and taught zoology before becoming the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, in 1995. His previous books rank among the most influential intellectual works of our time. They include THE SELFISH GENE (1976), RIVER OUT OF EDEN (1995), and UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW (1999).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780465069903: River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (Science Masters Series)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0465069908 ISBN 13:  9780465069903
Publisher: Basic Books, 1996
Softcover

9781780226897: River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (Science Masters)

Weiden..., 2015
Softcover

9780465016068: River Out Of Eden: A Darwinian View Of Life (Science Masters Series)

Basic ..., 1995
Hardcover

9781857994056: River Out of Eden (Science Masters)

Orion ..., 2001
Softcover

9780297817420: RIVER OUT OF EDEN

Basic ..., 1995
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dawkins, Richard and Lalla Ward
Published by George Weidenfeld & Nicolson L (1995)
ISBN 10: 0297815407 ISBN 13: 9780297815402
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description George Weidenfeld & Nicolson L, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110297815407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Richard and Lalla Ward Dawkins
Published by George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd (1995)
ISBN 10: 0297815407 ISBN 13: 9780297815402
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0297815407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

DAWKINS Richard
ISBN 10: 0297815407 ISBN 13: 9780297815402
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
SPHINX BOOKSTORE
(OTTAWA, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. NEW. Seller Inventory # SS 12

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 92.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds