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.
Brilliant work from the always entertaining Robert Newman. Hope to see more audiobooks from him in the future
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Ideologically noble, but filled with misunderstandings and misrepresentations of evolutionary theory, unfortunately.
+Tediously unfunny at times.
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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