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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.
> 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!
Looks like you can tantalizingly see some of them here:
(rather large image)
-- Mike Keesey