The Greatest Show on Earth : The Evidence for Evolution
    The Greatest Show on Earth : The Evidence for Evolution (English, Paperback, Richard Dawkins)

    The Greatest Show on Earth : The Evidence for Evolution  (English, Paperback, Richard Dawkins)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Transworld
    • ISBN: 9780552775243, 055277524X
    • Edition: 2010
    • Pages: 480
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    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, by Richard Dawkins, is a book that summarizes the evidence that the theory of evolution is as undeniable a fact as any in Science.

    Summary of the Book

    Spread across 13 chapters, The Greatest Show on Earth describes the process of evolution beautifully. With the edge of Dr. Dawkins’s strong assertion, the book argues that evolution theory is not just a theory but an unquestionable fact of Science. Written in a lucid style, the book will help laymen understand evolution and why it is indeed the greatest show on earth. Tracing the human ancestry back to the dawn of all life on earth, this book certainly offers a riveting read until the very end.

    About Richard Dawkins

    Professor Clinton Richard Dawkins is an ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and a writer. He holds the prestigious position of emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford. Dawkins was the Professor for Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford from the year 1995 to 2008. He rose to fame with his book The Selfish Gene in 1976. This book made the gene-centred view of evolution very popular, and was also responsible for coining the word ‘meme'. Dawkins is an atheist, a vice president at the British Humanist Association, and is a supporter of the Brights movement.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Black Swan
    • Publication Year
      • 2010
    • Author
      • Richard Dawkins
    • Author Info
      • Richard Dawkins is the renowned academic responsible for such works as The Selfish Gene through to the phenomenal The God Delusion. Recently, he presented The Genius of Charles Darwin, a three-part television series examining the legacy of the great scientist and some of the issues covered in this timely book.
    • Width
      • 1.26 Inches (US)
    • Height
      • 7.8 Inches (US)
    • Weight
      • 436.0 Grams
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    An Outstanding Book from an Outstanding Mind!

    This a short, but brilliant account of Evolution over the eons.

    The writing is lucid and ideas are communicated excellently; the occasional repetition of common sense, stated bluntly, (targeted mostly at superstitious people who believe in crop-circles, UFOs, alien invasion, and yes, creationism) by the author serves to introduce science and clarity of thought to the reader.

    This is a must read book for any well educated person, and perhaps most importantly for educators, and academics.

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    greatest show on earth

    Its indeed the greatest show on earth.I mean both, the content as well as the book itself....thanks Mr Dawkins and thanks to Flipkart for sending this book.

    Preeti Bhasin

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    17 Aug, 2014

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    Science writing at its best

    The Greatest Show on Earth is an excellent work.Richard Dawkins is a fine writer with consummate skill in presenting facts and disarming his critics with well reasoned arguments.His conclusions are convincing and his style of presenting the case is marvellous.

    A V Thomas

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    12 Apr, 2014


    Perfect and non-rebuttable. The best book on evolution and it's proofs.

    Evolution, how it works, experiments, evidence, creationist's evidence debunked and a lot more... Explained so well that you start thinking. I was blown away by this book. Perfect in every sense. Go for it...

    Vineeth Maller

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    20 Nov, 2013


    Evolution Proved in Lab

    This is Dawkins at his simplest and at his most elegant. The book will give you a basic understanding of what evolution is, how it works, and how do we know all this. That is the beauty of Dawkins or any other scientist worth his salt. They always explain how they know what they know.

    And Dawkins is one of the most beautiful science writers around. His lucid prose is like free flowing poetry. And in this work, he has given evidence of the lab experiments on some strain of fast growing bacter...

    Pankaj Saxena

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    10 Jul, 2013


    The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins.

    This book explains, relying upon thorough and exhaustive evidences and secondary data, that the theory of Darwin about the processes of evolution of life over millions of years is an eternal truth and is the very foundation of science as well as scientific attitude.
    It reflects the strong bias in favour of superstition and blind faith propelled by the institutions of various religions concerning supernatural factors and 'God created or facilitated everything for formation of Life " type in ...

    Dr.Tapas Kr.Chatterjee

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    8 Apr, 2013


    Totally worth reading

    If you love evolution, you will surely love this. And how could you not love it? It is written by Sir Richard Dawkins. Explains everything about evolution of all types. I loved the way he reviewed Darwin's and Lamarck
    s theories. Looking forward to buy God Delusion.

    Flipkart service was great as usual!

    Avishek Pal

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    5 Nov, 2012


    Great book

    Great book. It takes you into a new world of evolution. It's 100times more interesting than reading about evolution on the internet. The cool pictures in the books will blow your mind. Looking forward to buy God Delusion.

    And Flipkart, it rocks. Quick delivery and brilliant packing. And thanks for the bookmark. :)

    Avishek Paul

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    25 Aug, 2012


    Greatest show on earth

    An outstanding Book .. Thoroughly illustrated things in very layman term. Well I am not a Scientist or came from a Science academia. However this will change Once' approach to science and reality..
    Also I am grateful to Flipkart for quick delivery...

    Priyamjeet Mohanty

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    19 Oct, 2015

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