This is a brilliantly written work. It sets out to defend the theory of evolution against one especially common criticism: the argument from design. But it achieves far more, by providing a detailed presentation of all the central elements of evolutionary theory. It shows how evolution accounts for the whole history of life, from its crude origins to the intricacies we see all around us.
The book is impeccably paced. Dawkins always seems to know exactly how much explanation a non-technical reader will need in order to understand an issue, while never belaboring a point. If you wish to understand the fundamentals of biology , this book is a must.
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