River out of Eden

  • by Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The number-one Sunday Times best seller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works, from best-selling author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins. Complete and unabridged and read by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward.
The river of Dawkins' title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on Earth to the present and onwards.
Dawkins explains that DNA must be thought of as the most sophisticated information system imaginable: 'Life is just bytes and bytes of information,' he writes. Using this perspective, he describes the mechanisms by which evolution has taken place, gradually but inexorably, over a period of three thousand million years. It is the story of how evolution happens rather than a narrative of what has actually happened in evolution.
He discusses current views on the process of human evolution, including the idea that we all trace back to a comparatively recent African 'Eve', and speculates that the 'information explosion' that was unleashed on Earth when DNA came into being has almost certainly happened in other places in the universe.


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Customer Reviews

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Another great book by Prof Dawkins.

He has once again made it easy to understand a complex scientific subject. Well done Prof Dawkins
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- Mr. S. Kelly

eye opening!

what an enjoyable listen! the narratorso deliver an excellent argument & point of view! definitely a worthwhile purchase.
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- C4NH4M

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2015
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group