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An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist : a memoir

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Famous for his radical new vision of Darwinism, the author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, paints a colorful, richly textured canvas of his early life from innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist. This autobiography is a memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and atheist, and the story of how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiography
Named Person: Richard Dawkins; Richard Dawkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 9780062225795 0062225790
OCLC Number: 854564776
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso.
Description: 308 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contents: Genes and pith helmets --
Camp followers in Kenya --
The land of the lake --
Eagle in the mountains --
Farewell to Africa --
Under Salisbury's spire --
'And your English summer's done' --
The spire by the Nene --
Dreaming spires --
Learning the trade --
West Coast dreamtime --
Computer fix --
The grammar of behaviour --
The immortal gene --
Looking back down the path.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins.

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Famous for his radical new vision of Darwinism, the author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, paints a colorful, richly textured canvas of his early life from innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist. This autobiography is a memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and atheist, and the story of how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century. -- From book jacket.

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