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The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution
Dawkins, Richard
Adult Nonfiction QH361 .D39 2004

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ContentsPage
The Conceit of Hindsightp. 1
The General Prologuep. 12
The Pilgrimage Beginsp. 26
The Farmer's Talep. 27
The Cro-Magnon's Talep. 35
Rendezvous 0 -
All Humankindp. 37
The Tasmanian's Talep. 41
Eve's Talep. 48
Archaic Homo Sapiensp. 62
The Neanderthal's Talep. 64
Ergastsp. 66
The Ergast's Talep. 71
Habilinesp. 75
The Handyman's Talep. 77
Ape-Menp. 86
Little Foot's Talep. 90
Epilogue to Little Foot's Talep. 95
Rendezvous 1 -
Chimpanzeesp. 100
The Bonobo's Talep. 104
Rendezvous 2 -
Gorillasp. 106
The Gorilla's Talep. 108
Rendezvous 3 -
Orang Utansp. 112
The Orang Utan's Talep. 115
Rendezvous 4 -
Gibbonsp. 119
The Gibbon's Talep. 123
Rendezvous 5 -
Old World Monkeysp. 137
Rendezvous 6 -
New World Monkeysp. 141
The Howler Monkey's Talep. 145
Rendezvous 7 -
Tarsiersp. 156
Rendezvous 8 -
Lemurs, Bushbabies and Their Kinp. 160
The Aye-Aye's Talep. 163
The Great Cretaceous Catastrophep. 169
Rendezvous 9 -
Colugos and Tree Shrewsp. 174
The Colugo's Talep. 177
Rendezvous 10 -
Rodents and Rabbitkindp. 179
The Mouse's Talep. 183
The Beaver's Talep. 186
Rendezvous 11 -
Laurasiatheresp. 192
The Hippo's Talep. 196
Epilogue to the Hippo's Talep. 202
The Seal's Talep. 203
Rendezvous 12 -
Xenarthransp. 212
The Armadillo's Talep. 212
Rendezvous 13 -
Afrotheresp. 217
Rendezvous 14 -
Marsupialsp. 223
The Marsupial Mole's Talep. 227
Rendezvous 15 -
Monotremesp. 231
The Duckbill's Talep. 235
What the Star-Nosed Mole Said to the Duckbilled Platypusp. 243
Mammal-Like Reptilesp. 247
Rendezvous 16 -
Sauropsidsp. 254
Prologue to the Galapagos Finch's Talep. 257
The Galapagos Finch's Talep. 260
The Peacock's Talep. 263
The Dodo's Talep. 273
The Elephant Bird's Talep. 278
Epilogue to the Elephant Bird's Talep. 287
Rendezvous 17 -
Amphibiansp. 293
The Salamander's Talep. 299
The Narrowmouth's Talep. 311
The Axolotl's Talep. 313
Rendezvous 18 -
Lungfishp. 320
The Lungfish's Talep. 322
Rendezvous 19 -
Coelacanthsp. 325
Rendezvous 20 -
Ray-Finned Fishp. 328
The Leafy Sea Dragon's Talep. 330
The Pike's Talep. 332
The Mudskipper's Talep. 334
The Cichlid's Talep. 336
The Blind Cave Fish's Talep. 344
The Flounder's Talep. 347
Rendezvous 21 -
Sharks and Their Kinp. 349
Rendezvous 22 -
Lampreys and Hagfishp. 354
The Lamprey's Talep. 359
Rendezvous 23 -
Lanceletsp. 362
The Lancelet's Talep. 364
Rendezvous 24 -
Sea Squirtsp. 367
Rendezvous 25 -
Ambulacrariansp. 372
Rendezvous 26 -
Protostomesp. 377
The Ragworm's Talep. 386
The Brine Shrimp's Talep. 390
The Leaf Cutter's Talep. 395
The Grasshopper's Talep. 397
The Fruit Fly's Talep. 414
The Rotifer's Talep. 424
The Barnacle's Talep. 433
The Velvet Worm's Talep. 436
Epilogue to the Velvet Worm's Talep. 449
Rendezvous 27 -
Acoelomorph Flatwormsp. 458
Rendezvous 28 -
Cnidariansp. 463
The Jellyfish's Talep. 467
The Polypifer's Talep. 469
Rendezvous 29 -
Ctenophoresp. 477
Rendezvous 30 -
Placozoansp. 480
Rendezvous 31 -
Spongesp. 483
The Sponge's Talep. 486
Rendezvous 32 -
Choanoflagellatesp. 488
The Choanoflagellate's Talep. 490
Rendezvous 33 -
Dripsp. 493
Rendezvous 34 -
Fungip. 497
Rendezvous 35 -
Amoebozoansp. 502
Rendezvous 36 -
Plantsp. 506
The Cauliflower's Talep. 510
The Redwood's Talep. 514
Rendezvous 37 -
Uncertainp. 524
The Mixotrich's Talep. 529
The Great Historic Rendezvousp. 536
Rendezvous 38 -
Archaeap. 540
Rendezvous 39 -
Eubacteriap. 543
The Rhizobium's Talep. 543
Taq's Talep. 553
Canterburyp. 559
The Host's Returnp. 582
Further Readingp. 617
Notes to the Phylogeniesp. 619
Bibliographyp. 624
Illustration Creditsp. 643
Indexp. 646


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