River Out of Eden - A Darwinian View of Life

Author(s): Richard Dawkins

Science

The Number One SUNDAY TIMES bestseller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works, from bestselling author Richard Dawkins. The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present - and onwards. Dawkins explains that DNA must be thought of as the most sophisticated information system imaginable: 'Life is just bytes and bytes of information,' he writes. Using this perspective, he describes the mechanisms by which evolution has taken place, gradually but inexorably, over a period of three thousand million years. It is the story of how evolution happens, rather than a narrative of what has actually happened in evolution. He discusses current views on the process of human evolution, including the idea that we all trace back to a comparatively recent African 'Eve', and speculates that the #65533;information explosion' that was unleashed on Earth when DNA came into being has almost certainly happened in other places in the universe.


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  • : 9780297815402
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : May 1996
  • : 2.3 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 24 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 160
  • : Richard Dawkins
  • : paperback