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The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins( Book )
285 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 6,239 libraries worldwide
Dawkin's theory that genes may reach outside the bodies in which they sit and manipulate other individuals is recapitulated in this book, the new edition of which has two new chapters - a summary of the arguments and a new argument on the co-operation between the selfish genes
The God delusion by Richard Dawkins( Book )
125 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,629 libraries worldwide
A preeminent scientist asserts the irrationallity of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society from the Crusades to 9/11. He critiques God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. 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, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. In so doing, he makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just irrational, but potentially deadly. Dawkins has fashioned an impassioned, rigorous rebuttal to religion, to be embraced by anyone who sputters at the inconsistencies and cruelties that riddle the Bible, bristles at the inanity of "intelligent design," or agonizes over fundamentalism in the Middle East--or Middle America.--From publisher description
The blind watchmaker by Richard Dawkins( Book )
125 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,802 libraries worldwide
A defense of Darwin's theory of evolution, which "identifies those aspects of the theory which people find hard to believe and removes the barriers to credibility one by one."--Back cover
The greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolution by Richard Dawkins( Book )
42 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,524 libraries worldwide
Sifting through rich layers of scientific evidence, Dawkins' "The Greatest Show on Earth" is a stunning counterattack on advocates of "Intelligent Design," explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist "argument."
River out of eden : a Darwinian view of life by Richard Dawkins( Book )
48 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Indonesian and held by 2,194 libraries worldwide
How did the replication bomb we call "life" begin and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as "the sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius"), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery. Dawkins has been named by the London Daily Telegraph "the most brilliant contemporary preacher of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution." More than any other contemporary scientist, he has lent credence to the idea that human beings - indeed, all living things - are mere vehicles of information, gene carriers whose primary purpose is propagation of their own DNA. In this new book, Dawkins explains evolution as a flowing river of genes, genes meeting, competing, uniting, and sometimes separating to form new species. Filled with absorbing, at times alarming, stories about the world of bees and orchids, "designed" eyes and human ancestors, River Out of Eden answers tantalizing questions: Why are forest trees tall - wouldn't each survive more economically if all were short? Why is the sex ratio fifty-fifty when relatively few males are needed to impregnate many females? Why do we inherit genes for fatal illnesses? Who was our last universal ancestor? Dawkins suggests that it was more likely to have been an Adam than an African Eve. By "reverse engineering," he deduces the purpose of life ("God's Utility Function"). Hammering home the crucial role of gradualism in evolution, he confounds those who argue that every element of, say, an eye has to function perfectly or the whole system will collapse. But the engaging, personal, frequently provocative narrative that carries us along River Out of Eden has a larger purpose: the book illustrates the nature of scientific reasoning, exposing the difficulties scientists face in explaining life. We learn that our assumptions, intuitions, origin myths, and trendy intellectual and cultural "isms" all too often lead us astray
The magic of reality : how we know what's really true by Richard Dawkins( Book )
41 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,075 libraries worldwide
The author of "The God delusion" addresses key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe
Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder by Richard Dawkins( Book )
44 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,844 libraries worldwide
"Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, and combines them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder."--Jacket
A devil's chaplain : reflections on hope, lies, science, and love by Richard Dawkins( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of essays that explore such topics as religion, mysticism, moden educational methods, pseudoscience, Africa, and late colleagues Douglas Adams and Stephen Jay Gould
The Oxford book of modern science writing by Richard Dawkins( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
Boasting almost one hundred pieces, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a breathtaking celebration of the finest writing by scientists--the best such collection in print--packed with scintillating essays on everything from "the discovery of Lucy" to "the terror and vastness of the universe."
The extended phenotype : the gene as the unit of selection by Richard Dawkins( Book )
50 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
By suggesting that individual organisms should be viewed as a single coherent unit, working to maximize their own reproductive success, the author explains that as these organisms are "selfish" they have the capacity to effect the body of another animal, so revolutionizing our views of adaptation
Galápagos : the islands that changed the world by Paul D Stewart( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
"Rocky, fragile, beautiful, strange - the Galápagos archipelago is unlike any other place on earth. Its geology, its unique flora and fauna, and its striking role in human history intersect in surprising and dynamic ways. This book is the most wide-ranging and beautifully illustrated book available on the famous islands. Not since Darwin's Naturalist's Voyage has a book combined so much scientific and historic information with firsthand accounts that bring the Galápagos to life. Galápagos: The Islands That Changed the World describes how tragedy and murderous pirates curtailed settlement of the islands and how the islands' pristine nature, spectacular geology, and defining isolation inspired Darwin's ideas about evolution. The book explores the diverse land and marine habitats that shelter Galápagos species and considers the islands' importance today as a frontier for science and a refuge for true wilderness."--Publisher's description
Science in the soul : selected writings of a passionate rationalist by Richard Dawkins( Book )
13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Science in the Soul brings together three decades of Richard Dawkins' essays, polemics, and paeans illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings -- even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice -- should stay out of the voting booth. In the essays themselves, newly annotated, he investigates a the importance of empirical evidence and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate-change deniers. Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time, for instance, is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles, whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy -- "a mixture of exhilaration and exasperation"--And celebrates science as possessing many of religion's virtues -- "explanation, consolation, and uplift" -- without its detriments of superstition and prejudice
The God delusion by Richard Dawkins( Sound Recording )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 libraries worldwide
A preeminent scientist and atheist asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. Examines God from the Old Testament to the more benign, but illogical, Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers, and argues for the improbablilty of a supreme being. Also argues that religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children
The extended phenotype : the long reach of the gene by Richard Dawkins( Book )
35 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
"The 'extended phenotype' is Dawkins' key contribution to the gene's eye view of evolution given in The Selfish Gene. He shows that the influence of genes can extend far beyond the bodies in which they reside, manipulating the environment and the behaviour of other individuals"--Publisher's description
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology ( serial )
in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
The Tinbergen legacy by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )
11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Tinbergen was one of the founding fathers of ethology and received the Nobel Prize for Biology and Medicine in 1973. This book looks at Tinbergen's influence on the science of animal behaviour, via his books, films and lectures
Godless : how an Evangelical preacher became one of America's leading atheists by Dan Barker( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Barker describes the intellectual and psychological path he followed in moving from fundamentalism to freethought. Godless includes sections on biblical morality, the historicity of Jesus, biblical contradictions, the unbelievable resurrection, and much more
An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist : a memoir by Richard Dawkins( Book )
22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Herinneringen van de evolutiebioloog, wetenschapspopularisator en atheïst
Brief candle in the dark : my life in science by Richard Dawkins( file )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the twentieth century--The God Delusion.Called "one of the best nonfiction writers alive today" (Stephen Pinker) and a "prize-fighter" (Nature), Richard Dawkins cheerfully and mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement. Exploring the halls of intellectual inquiry and stardom he encountered after the publication of his seminal work, The Selfish Gene; affectionately lampooning the world of academia, publishing, and television; and studding the pages with funny stories about the great men and women he's known, Dawkins offers a candid look at the events and ideas that encouraged him to shift his attention to the intersection of culture, religion, and science. He also invites the reader to look more closely at the brilliant succession of ten influential books that grew naturally out of his busy life, highlighting the ideas that connect them and excavating their origins.On the publication of his tenth book, the smash hit, The God Delusion, a "resounding trumpet blast for truth" (Matt Ridley), Richard Dawkins was catapulted from mere intellectual stardom into a circle of celebrity thinkers dubbed, "The New Atheists"--including Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett.Throughout A Brief Candle in the Dark, Dawkins shares with us his infectious sense of wonder at the natural world, his enjoyment of the absurdities of human interaction, and his bracing awareness of life's brevity: all of which have made a deep imprint on our culture
Brief candle in the dark : my life in science by Richard Dawkins( Book )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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 with characteristic wry humour 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 - and some of the most eccentric - 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
 
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Dawkins, Clinton Richard.
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Dokins, Ričard, 1941-
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Richard Dawkins British evolutionary biologist, ethologist, atheist, humanist and sceptic
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Докинз, Клинтон Ричард английский этолог, эволюционный биолог и популяризатор науки
Докинз, Ричард 1941-
Ричард Докинз английский этолог, эволюционный биолог и популяризатор науки
Ричард Докинс
Рычард Докінз
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ריטשארד דאקינס
ריצ'רד דוקינס
ריצ'רד דוקינס סופר בריטי
داوكينز، ريتشارد، 1941-
ريتشارد دوكنز، 1941-
ريتشارد دوكينز
ريتشارد دوكينز عالم احياء بريطاني
رچرڈ ڈاکنز
ریچارد داوکینز
ریچارد داوکینز زیست شناس و رفتار شناس بریتانیایی
ڕیچارد دۆکینز
रिचर्ड डॉकिन्स
রিচার্ড ডকিন্স British evolutionary biologist, ethologist, atheist, humanist and sceptic
ਰਿਚਰਡ ਡੋਕਿਨਜ਼
રીચાર્ડ ડાકિન્સ ઉદ્ક્રાંતિ જીવવૈજ્ઞાનિક
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రిచర్డ్ డాకిన్స్
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ริชาร์ด ดอว์กินส์
რიჩარდ დოკინსი
რიჩარდ დოკინსი ინგლისელი ეთოლოგი, ევოლუციური ბიოლოგი და მწერალი
도킨스, 리처드 1941-
도킨스, 클린턴 리처드 1941-
도킨즈, 리처드 1941-
리처드 도킨스
ドーキンス, リチャード
リチャード・ドーキンス
理查德·道金斯 英国生态学家、演化生物学家和作家
理查德·道金斯 英國生態學家、進化生物學家和作家
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