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The Greatest Show on Earth

The Evidence for Evolution

By Richard Dawkins
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins

The Greatest Show on Earth (2009) tackles the arguments made by the creationists who deny that evolution is a scientific fact, and shows their criticisms to be false.

Richard Dawkins provides the evidence that explains how the wide variety of life on Earth has developed through the process of evolution by natural selection, a process first discovered by Charles Darwin in 1859.

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“I love these blinks as they present the evidence for the evolution of life on Earth. By explaining phenomena like natural selection, gene mutation and convergent evolution, these blinks are a clear and memorable introduction to how the planet’s great spectrum of life developed.”

– Thomas, English Editorial Lead at Blinkist

  • Students of biology
  • Those who want to understand how life on Earth developed
  • Anyone who wants to counter the arguments made by creationists

Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists. He is the author of several best-selling books on biology, including The Selfish Gene and The Blind Watchmaker,and has written and presented various television series on scientific subjects.

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