Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 470 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages are very lightly tanned throughout. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The cover has some creases, bumps and marks but is in good condition overall and a good reading copy.. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Charles Darwin's masterpiece, "On the Origin of Species", shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity. In "The Greatest Show on Earth" Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects; the 'time clocks' of trees and radioactive dating that calibrate a timescale for evolution; the fossil record and the traces of our earliest ancestors; to confirmation from molecular biology and genetics. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Britain/UK; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780552775243. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5437.