Title:The Ancestor's Tale : A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
Price:AUD$17.95 (about USD$13.60)
Publisher:Pheonix, London, United Kingdom, 2005
Pheonix, 2005, Soft cover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st
1st Printing. 685 pages. This book is in very good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in strong condition. The front cover has some very minor bumps and marks indicating previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a pilgrimage back through time; a journey on which we meet up with fellow pilgrims as we and they converge on our common ancestors. Chimpanzees join us at about 6 million years in the past, orang utans at 14 million years, as we stride on together, a growing band. The journey provides the setting for a collection of some 40 tales. Each explores an aspect of evolutionary biology through the stories of characters met along the way. The tales are interspersed with prologues detailing the journey, route maps showing joining lineages, and life-like reconstructions of our common ancestors. THE ANCESTOR'S TALE represents a pilgrimage on an unimaginable scale: our goal is four billion years away, and the number of pilgrims joining us grows vast - ultimately encompassing all living creatures. At the end of the journey lies something remarkable in its simplicity and transformative power: the first, humble, replicating molecules. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Evolution, Developmental Biology, General; ISBN: 0753819961. ISBN/EAN: 9780753819968. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002409.