The Origins of Life: From the Birth of Life to the Origin of Language
In this fascinating book, John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmarypresent an original picture of evolution. They propose that duringevolution there have been a number of major transitions in the wayin which information is passed between generations. Thesetransitions include the appearance of the first replicatingmolecules, the emergence of co-operative animal societies, and theunique language ability of humans. Containing many new ideas, thisbook is contemporary biology on the grandest scale, from the birthof life to the origin of language.