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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution - Richard Dawkins

If you love anything having to do with biology, then sit back and enjoy the ride, as you travel back in time and meet the "concestors", all the way back to LUCA - the Last Universal Common Ancestor. Each stop along the way is a pearl of fascination, while also deepening your realization that all animals and plants on this planet are kin. The book will leave you with a deep, deep sense of wonder and admiration for the process of evolution, and the eons of experimentation that have taken place on Earth.


The book is lavish and perfectly executed. Dawkins' writing is elegant, informative and entertaining. He offers up evolutionary riddles as well as answers, and instills in the reader not only a love for biology, but for the process of science and investigation. Every home on the planet should have a copy of this book. This masterpiece is a rare indulgence. Buy it and cherish it for the rest of your life. I'm not even kidding.