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An Appetite For Wonder The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite For Wonder  The Making of a Scientist Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2013-09-12
ISBN : 1448152690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the world? In An Appetite for Wonder we join him on a personal journey from an enchanting childhood in colonial Africa, through the eccentricities of boarding school in England, to his studies at the University of Oxford’s dynamic Zoology Department, which sparked his radical new vision of Darwinism, The Selfish Gene. Through Dawkins’s honest self-reflection, touching reminiscences and witty anecdotes, we are finally able to understand the private influences that shaped the public man who, more than anyone else in his generation, explained our own origins.

Unweaving the Rainbow

Unweaving the Rainbow Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2006-04-06
ISBN : 0141937033
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of science enhances our wonder of the world. He argues that mysteries do not lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution is often more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering even deeper mysteries. Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement on the human appetite for wonder.

Brief Candle in the Dark

Brief Candle in the Dark Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2015-09-10
ISBN : 1448169976
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent of the world’s scientific luminaries. And he describes his experiences with his many publishers, television producers, interviewers and partners in debate, not least in the heady period when, after publication of The God Delusion in 2006, he is dubbed the world’s most outspoken and controversial atheist. Most important of all, for the first time he reviews with fresh and stimulating insights the evolving narrative of his ideas about science over the course of his highly distinguished career as thinker, teacher and writer. In Brief Candle in the Dark we are invited to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional characters described by the talented pen of one of the most exceptional of them all.

Outgrowing God

Outgrowing God Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2019-09-19
ISBN : 1473563518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Should we believe in God? In this new book, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of The God Delusion, explains why we shouldn't. Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? In twelve chapters that address some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of all the religious systems and explain to readers of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being. For anyone hoping to grapple with the meaning of life and what to believe, Outgrowing God is a challenging, thrilling and revelatory read. --------------------------------

Wonder

Wonder Book
Author : Robert C. Fuller
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780807829950
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The attempt to identify the emotional sources of religion goes back to antiquity. In an exploration that bridges science and spirituality, Robert Fuller makes the convincing case that a sense of wonder is a principal source of humanity's belief in the exi

The God Delusion

The God Delusion Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009-09-22
ISBN : 1409091589
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Timely, impassioned and brilliantly argued' Rod Liddle, Sunday Times 'A spirited and exhilarating read' Joan Bakewell, Guardian Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Books Do Furnish a Life

Books Do Furnish a Life Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Bantam Press
Release : 2021-05-06
ISBN : 9781787633698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At a time when science can seem complex and remote, it has a greater impact on our lives, and to the future of our planet, than ever before. It really matters that its discoveries and truths should be clearly and widely communicated. That its enemies, from the malicious to the muddled, the self-deluding to the self-interested, be challenged and exposed. That science should be brought out of the laboratory, taken into the corridors of power and defended in the maelstrom of popular culture. No one does this better than Richard Dawkins. In bringing together his forewords, afterwords and introductions to works by some of the leading thinkers of our age - Carl Sagan, Lawrence Krauss, Jacob Bronowski, Lewis Wolpert - and a selection of his reviews, both admiring and critical, of a wide range of scientific and other works, Books do Furnish a Life celebrates the writers who communicate the ideas of science and the natural world in both fiction and non-fiction. It celebrates the courage of those who write about their experiences of escaping religion and embracing rationality, of protecting the truths of science and analytical rigour against charlatanry and obfuscation.

The Church

The Church Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1864
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Alabama Insert

The  Alabama Insert  Book
Author : Richard Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins
Publisher : NewSouth Books
Release : 2013-02
ISBN : 1603062807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this volume, excerpted from Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy (NewSouth Books, 2013), public educator, author, and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, with characteristic clarity and wit, discusses the basic principles of evolution and responds to creationists' standard arguments against evolutionary theory. Dawkins's essay is a transcript of a lecture he delivered at Auburn University in 1996. While en route to Auburn, Professor Dawkins heard about the "Alabama Insert," a disclaimer of evolution by the Alabama State Board of Education pasted inside the cover of biology textbooks. Dawkins set aside his prepared lecture and extemporaneously critiqued the "Insert." Later he gave permission for a transcript of his talk to be used to further the public understanding of evolution.

Science in the Soul

Science in the Soul Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2017-06-08
ISBN : 1473541662
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Richard Dawkins - author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion - is one of science's greatest communicators. This anthology of more than forty pieces is a kaleidoscopic argument for the power and the glory of science. Breathtaking, brilliant and passionate, these essays, journalism, lectures and letters make an unanswerable case for the wonder of scientific discovery and its power to stir the imagination; for the practical necessity of scientific endeavour to society; and for the importance of the scientific way of thinking – particularly in today’s ‘post-truth’ world. With an introduction and new commentary by the author, subjects range from evolution and Darwinian natural selection to the role of scientist as prophet, whether science is itself a religion, the probability of alien life in other worlds, and the beauties, cruelties and oddities of earthly life in this one. Alongside the explications, the celebrations and the controversies are wonderfully funny ventures into satire and parody, and moving personal reflections in memory and honour of others. Science in the Soul is a sparkling showcase for Professor Dawkins' rapier wit, the clarity, precision and vigour he brings to an argument, the beauty of his prose, the depth of his feeling and his capacity for joy.

The Tinbergen Legacy

The Tinbergen Legacy Book
Author : Marian Stamp Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,T.R. Halliday,Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1991-10-31
ISBN : 9780412391200
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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RICHARD DAWKINS A conference with the title 'The Tinbergen Legacy' was held in Oxford on 20th March, 1990. Over 120 of Niko Tinbergen's friends, family, colleagues, former students and people who had never met him in person converged at Oxford for what turned out to be a memorable day. To reflect the rather special atmosphere of the conference, we decided to begin this book with Richard Dawkins' opening remarks exactly as he gave them on that day. Welcome to Oxford. For many of you it is welcome back to Oxford. Perhaps even, for some of you, it would be nice to think that it might feel like welcome home to Oxford. And it is a great pleasure to welcome so many friends from the Netherlands. Last week, when everything had been settled except final, last minute arrangements, we heard that Lies Tinbergen had died. Obviously we would not have chosen such a time to have this meeting.

The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen Book
Author : Richard Dawkins,Sam Harris,Daniel C. Dennett,Christopher Hitchens
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2019-02-14
ISBN : 1473559006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith? These are all questions that the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, four big thinkers of the twenty-first century, discussed after meeting in person only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights – about religion and atheism, science and sense – speaks with urgency to our present age. The dialogue was recorded, and is now transcribed and presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen. With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential reading for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason. Don't miss OUTGROWING GOD by Richard Dawkins, out now . . .

The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lust Wonder

Lust   Wonder Book
Author : Augusten Burroughs
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-03-29
ISBN : 1250082366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The instant New York Times bestseller Lust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite 2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving 3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish. Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration 3. a miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man’s life. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust & Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.

Nature s Wonder workers

Nature s Wonder workers Book
Author : Kate R. Lovell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1890
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Blind Watchmaker

The Blind Watchmaker Book
Author : Richard Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780393315707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reprint of the 1987 original with a new introduction and preface. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A wonder book Tanglewood tales and grandfather s chair

A wonder book  Tanglewood tales  and grandfather s chair Book
Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1884
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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God s Utility Function

God s Utility Function Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Phoenix
Release : 1995-12-22
ISBN : 9781857995961
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nineteenth century Literature

Nineteenth century Literature Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls

A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls Book
Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1892
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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