Table of contents for The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution / Richard Dawkins.


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CONTENTS

The Conceit of Hindsight 1

The General Prologue 12

The Pilgrimage Begins 26

The Farmer"s Tale 27

The Cro-Magnon"s Tale 35

Rendezvous 0 All Humankind 37

The Tasmanian"s Tale 41

Eve"s Tale 48

archaic homo sapiens62

The Neanderthal"s Tale 64

ergasts 66

The Ergast"s Tale 71

habilines 75

The Handyman"s Tale 77

ape-men 86

Little Foot"s Tale 90

Epilogue to Little Foot"s Tale 95

Rendezvous 1 Chimpanzees 100

The Bonobo"s Tale 104

Rendezvous 2 Gorillas 106

The Gorilla"s Tale 108


Rendezvous 3 Orang Utans 112

The Orang Utan"s Tale 115

Rendezvous 4 Gibbons 119

The Gibbon"s Tale 123

Rendezvous 5 Old World Monkeys 137

Rendezvous 6 New World Monkeys 141

The Howler Monkey"s Tale 145

Rendezvous 7 Tarsiers 156

Rendezvous 8 Lemurs, Bushbabies and Their Kin 160

The Aye-Aye"s Tale 163

THE GREAT CRETACEOUS CATASTROPHE 169

Rendezvous 9 Colugos and Tree Shrews 174

The Colugo"s Tale 177

Rendezvous 10 Rodents and Rabbitkind 179

The Mouse"s Tale 183

The Beaver"s Tale 186

Rendezvous 11 Laurasiatheres 192

The Hippo"s Tale 196

Epilogue to the Hippo"s Tale 202

The Seal"s Tale 203

Rendezvous 12 Xenarthrans 212

The Armadillo"s Tale 212

Rendezvous 13 Afrotheres 217

Rendezvous 14 Marsupials 223

The Marsupial Mole"s Tale 227

Rendezvous 15 Monotremes 231

The Duckbill"s Tale 235

What the Star-Nosed Mole Said to the Duckbilled Platypus 243

MAMMAL-LIKE REPTILES 247

Rendezvous 16 Sauropsids 254

Prologue to the Galapagos Finch"s Tale 257

The Galapagos Finch"s Tale 260

The Peacock"s Tale 263

The Dodo"s Tale 273

The Elephant Bird"s Tale 278

Epilogue to the Elephant Bird"s Tale 287

Rendezvous 17 Amphibians 293

The Salamander"s Tale 299

The Narrowmouth"s Tale 311

The Axolotl"s Tale 313

Rendezvous 18 Lungfish 320

The Lungfish"s Tale 322

Rendezvous 19 Coelacanths 325

Rendezvous 20 Ray-Finned Fish 328

The Leafy Sea Dragon"s Tale 330

The Pike"s Tale 332

The Mudskipper"s Tale 334

The Cichlid"s Tale 336

The Blind Cave Fish"s Tale 344

The Flounder"s Tale 347

Rendezvous 21 Sharks and their kin 349

Rendezvous 22 Lampreys and Hagfish 354

The Lamprey"s Tale 359

Rendezvous 23 Lancelets 362

The Lancelet"s Tale 364

Rendezvous 24 Sea Squirts 367

Rendezvous 25 Ambulacrarians 372

Rendezvous 26 Protostomes 377

The Ragworm"s Tale 386

The Brine Shrimp"s Tale 390

The Leaf Cutter"s Tale 395

The Grasshopper"s Tale 397

The Fruit Fly"s Tale 414

The Rotifer"s Tale 424

The Barnacle"s Tale 433

The Velvet Worm"s Tale 436

Epilogue to the Velvet Worm"s Tale 449

Rendezvous 27 Acoelomorph Flatworms 458

Rendezvous 28 Cnidarians 463

The Jellyfish"s Tale 467

The Polypifer"s Tale 469

Rendezvous 29 Ctenophores 477

Rendezvous 30 Placozoans 480

Rendezvous 31 Sponges 483

The Sponge"s Tale 486

Rendezvous 32 Choanoflagellates 488

The Choanoflagellate"s Tale 490

Rendezvous 33 DRIPs 493

Rendezvous 34 Fungi 497

Rendezvous 35 Amoebozoans 502

Rendezvous 36 Plants 506

The Cauliflower"s Tale 510

The Redwood"s Tale 514

Rendezvous 37 Uncertain 524

The Mixotrich"s Tale 529

The Great Historic Rendezvous 536

Rendezvous 38 Archaea 540

Rendezvous 39 Eubacteria 543

The Rhizobium"s Tale 543

Taq"s Tale 553

Canterbury 559

The Host"s Return 582

Further Reading 617

Notes to the Phylogenies 619

Bibliography 624

Illustration Credits 643

Index 646


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Evolution (Biology) -- History.
Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy.