• Rob Newman's Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution

  • By: Rob Newman
  • Narrated by: Rob Newman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-04-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (15 ratings)

Summary

In this witty, fact-packed A-Z, Newman takes the listener on a whirlwind tour from caring, sharing vampire bats to intelligent slime mould; from pacifist baboons to Richard Dawkins wrestling naked with his postman; from the invisibility cloak of the Hawaiian bobtail squid to Francis "DNA" Crick's belief that life on Earth began with alien spaceships.
The only comedian ever credited in a paper published in the science journal Nature, Newman explores how stunning scientific breakthroughs have turned received ideas of evolution upside down.
Now a BBC Radio 4 comedy series, The Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution is based on the stand-up show Robert Newman's New Theory of Evolution.
©2015 Phil McIntyre (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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Critic reviews

"A fascinating and highly original book, the sort you pick up idly and the discover that two hours have gone by." ( The Spectator)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark W. on 23-05-16

Brilliant.

Brilliant work from the always entertaining Robert Newman. Hope to see more audiobooks from him in the future

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Natalie on 09-10-16

Revelatory and Revolutionary

If you only read one book this year, make it this one.

Rob Newman smashes the myth of the dog-eat-dog world in which humans supposedly have selfishness coded in their genes.

He inspires wonder and awe at the natural world and its incredible creatures and provides hope for a better future...

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