Coverart for item
The Resource Climbing mount improbable, Richard Dawkins ; original drawings by Lalla Ward

Climbing mount improbable, Richard Dawkins ; original drawings by Lalla Ward

Label
Climbing mount improbable
Title
Climbing mount improbable
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins ; original drawings by Lalla Ward
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How do species evolve? Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most eminent zoologists, likens the process to scaling a huge, Himalaya-size peak, the Mount Improbable of his title. An alpinist does not leap from sea level to the summit; neither does a species utterly change forms overnight, but instead follows a course of "slow, cumulative, one-step-at-a-time, non-random survival of random variants"--A course that Charles Darwin, Dawkins's great hero, called natural selection. Illustrating his arguments with case studies from the natural world, such as the evolution of the eye and the lung, and the coevolution of certain kinds of figs and wasps, Dawkins provides a vigorous, entertaining defense of key Darwinian ideas
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dawkins, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH375
LC item number
.D376 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural selection
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Morphogenesis
Label
Climbing mount improbable, Richard Dawkins ; original drawings by Lalla Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Facing Mount Rushmore -- Silken fetters -- Message from the mountain -- Getting off the ground -- Forty-fold path to enlightenment -- Museum of all shells -- Kaleidoscopic embryos -- Pollen grains and magic bullets -- Robot repeater -- 'A garden inclosed'
Control code
34633422
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xii, 340 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates
Isbn
9780393039306
Lccn
96019138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Climbing mount improbable, Richard Dawkins ; original drawings by Lalla Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Facing Mount Rushmore -- Silken fetters -- Message from the mountain -- Getting off the ground -- Forty-fold path to enlightenment -- Museum of all shells -- Kaleidoscopic embryos -- Pollen grains and magic bullets -- Robot repeater -- 'A garden inclosed'
Control code
34633422
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xii, 340 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates
Isbn
9780393039306
Lccn
96019138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...