River Out of Eden

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    The No.1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works, from bestselling author of THE GOD DELUSION, 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 '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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    Number of Pages: 224
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781780226897
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    Listed in: General issues, Popular science, Evolution, Genetics (non-medical)
    Publishers: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), Weidenfeld & Nicolson

    Books by Richard Dawkins

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