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Re: Recommendation: Buy British version of Dawkin's The Ancestor's Tale



On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 17:44:48 -0500, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
<tholtz@geol.umd.edu> wrote:
> Greetings,
> 
> I've just read the review of the latest Richard Dawkin's book _The Ancestor's 
> Tale_ in Science. I highly recommend this book: it is
> a nice walk down the cladogram, from modern humans to the base of the tree. 
> It introduces the term "concestor" (a neologism for
> "most recent common ancestor").
> 
> BUT as I discovered (to my dismay) in the review, the British edition has 
> full-color life "restorations" of the hypothetical
> concestors at each node. These paintings, or even B&W versions of them, are 
> utterly lacking in the American edition, dammit!

Aw, MAN!

Looks like you can tantalizingly see some of them here:
http://www.allenandunwin.com/images/largeimages/0297825038.jpg
(rather large image)

-- Mike Keesey