Contents

PREFACE

vii

Chapter 1

Only a theory?

1

Chapter 2

Dogs, cows and cabbages

19

Chapter 3

The primrose path to macro-evolution

43

Chapter 4

Silence and slow time

S3

Chapter 5

Before our very eyes

109

Chapter 6

Missing link? What do you mean,'missing'?

143

Chapter 7

Missing persons? Missing no longer

181

Chapter 8

You did it yourself in nine months

209

Chapter 9

The ark of the continents

251

Chapter 10

The tree of cousinship

285

Chapter 11

History written all over us

337

Chapter 12

Arms races and 'evolutionary theodicy'

373

Chapter 13

There is grandeur in this view of life

397

APPENDIX The history-deniers 427

NOTES 439

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING 447

PICTURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 455

INDEX 459

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