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Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The... show more



Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devil's Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.

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XOX
XOX rated it 1 year ago
The most amazing thing about "Climbing Mount Improbable" is that it is an easy read. Richard Dawkins had the talent in explaining things that he knew so well, in a storytelling way. Chapter one Facing Mount Rushmore How we could usually tell what is made by nature and what is not. But sometim...
juniper green
juniper green rated it 2 years ago
Things don't stop to be beautiful just because you can explain them.Life doesn't lose its wonders if you try to exchange faith for knowledge.And science is pretty freakin' awsome.It's Dawkin's love letter to science. Not a very well written love letter, unfortunately, but his enthusiasm shines throu...
juniper green
juniper green rated it 2 years ago
No, not perfect in its argumentation; and yes, Dawkins is preachy. However, considering what and whom he's up against I'm inclined to forgive him his flaws.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 2 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2015, sciences, tbr-busting-2015, spaaaaaace, published-2012, nonfic-nov-2015, nonfiction, cosmic-archaeology, anthropic-mania Read from January 13, 2013 to November 25, 2015 Description: A wildly popular lecture now on YouTube has attracted almost a million viewers. One que...
XOX
XOX rated it 2 years ago
Here is one of the reasons why I started a few books at a time. While I have started the Great Divide, a collection of essay on how to make world more equal, the last book of Terry Pratchett launched. So, the Great Divide is put aside until I finished The Shepherd's Crown, I went back to Great D...
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