Dawkins, Richard 1941-
Most widely held works about Richard Dawkins
Most widely held works by Richard Dawkins
The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
105 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 3,671 libraries worldwide
In this revised edition of his classic, Richard Dawkins demonstrates how cooperation can evolve even in a basically selfish world. Contains two new chapters and a wealth of new insights into the biological world.--From publisher description.
The God delusion by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
72 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 3,523 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 )
89 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,964 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 )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,578 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 )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,144 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.
Climbing mount improbable by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,125 libraries worldwide
How do species evolve? Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most eminent zoologists, likens the process to scaling a huge, Himalaya-size peak, the Mount Improbable of his title. An alpinist does not leap from sea level to the summit; neither does a species utterly change forms overnight, but instead follows a course of "slow, cumulative, one-step-at-a-time, non-random survival of random variants"--a course that Charles Darwin, Dawkins's great hero, called natural selection. Illustrating his arguments with case studies from the natural world, such as the evolution of the eye and the lung, and the coevolution of certain kinds of figs and wasps, Dawkins provides a vigorous, entertaining defense of key Darwinian ideas.
The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 2,083 libraries worldwide
The renowned biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins presents his most expansive work yet: a comprehensive look at evolution, ranging from the latest developments in the field to his own provocative views. Loosely based on the form of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Dawkins's Tale takes us modern humans back through four billion years of life on our planet. As the pilgrimage progresses, we join with other organisms at the forty "rendezvous points" where we find a common ancestor. The band of pilgrims swells into a vast crowd as we join first with other primates, then with other mammals, and so on back to the first primordial organism. Dawkins's brilliant, inventive approach allows us to view the connections between ourselves and all other life in a bracingly novel way. It also lets him shed bright new light on the most compelling aspects of evolutionary history and theory: sexual selection, speciation, convergent evolution, extinction, genetics, plate tectonics, geographical dispersal, and more. The Ancestor's Tale is at once a far-reaching survey of the latest, best thinking on biology and a fascinating history of life on Earth. Here Dawkins shows us how remarkable we are, how astonishing our history, and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world.
Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,757 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.
The Oxford book of modern science writing ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,381 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."
A devil's chaplain : reflections on hope, lies, science, and love by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,009 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.
Galápagos : the islands that changed the world by Paul D Stewart ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 902 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.
The extended phenotype : the long reach of the gene by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
The extended phenotype : the gene as the unit of selection by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
The Tinbergen legacy ( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology ( Serial )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
How to keep dinosaurs by Robert Mash ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
It's funny, it's fun-an irrestible "spoof"! Congratulations! You're bringing home your very first pet dinosaur. But there's so much to think about and to prepare. Which dino gets on well with children or adapts best to life in a city apartment? What kind of food does it eat (and how can you avoid being its meal)? What bed would make it feel completely comfy? And what about a working dinosaur--one to watch over the home or do tricks for an audience? With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this "dino owner's manual" amusingly explains what every human must know before adopting a new saurus. Find out what should go into the basic toolkit (a stout shovel is helpful and so are reinforced gauntlets); which species thrive in household life and which will cause BIG problems; and what dinosaurs are just right for circuses and zoos, in security, and for giving eggs and meat. For every dinosaur covered, there's information on feeding, breeding, housing, and availability; maps of where they lived; details on weight and size; as well as other pertinent facts. This creative, fun, and unique approach to dinosaurs will stir kids' imaginations and teach them, too. The illustrations cleverly mix photography and art to bring humans and dinos together for the first time, and show the animals in domestic situations. A Compsognathus in a litter box and a Microvenator peeking hungrily into a refrigerator are particular comic highlights. This is surely the most amusing way to learn about dinosaurs ever.
The ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of life by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a pilgrimage back through time; a journey on which we meet up with fellow pilgrims as we and they converge on our common ancestors. Chimpanzees join us at about 6 million years in the past, orang utans at 14 million years, as we stride on together, a growing band. The journey provides the setting for a collection of some 40 tales. Each explores an aspect of evolutionary biology through the stories of characters met along the way. The tales are interspersed with prologues detailing the journey, route maps showing joining lineages, and life-like reconstructions of our common ancestors. THE ANCESTOR'S TALE represents a pilgrimage on an unimaginable scale: our goal is four billion years away, and the number of pilgrims joining us grows vast - ultimately encompassing all living creatures. At the end of the journey lies something remarkable in its simplicity and transformative power: the first, humble, replicating molecules.
The best American science and nature writing, 2004 ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
"The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004, is the best and newest on science and nature: the psychology of suicide terrorism, desperate measures in surgery, the weird world of octopuses, Sex Week at Yale, the linguistics of click languages, the worst news about cloning, and much more."--BOOK JACKET.
A devil's chaplain : selected essays by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
The magic of reality : how we know what's really true by Richard Dawkins ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 44 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.
Animal behavior Animal behavior--Research Apologetics Atheism Audiobooks Behavior genetics Biodiversity Biology Christianity Christianity and atheism Conference proceedings Controversial literature Dawkins, Richard,--1941- Dinosaurs Documentary films England Ethologists--Biography Evolution (Biology) Evolution (Biology)--Philosophy Evolutionary genetics Galapagos Islands Gene expression Genetics God God--Proof Gould, Stephen Jay History Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Intelligent design (Teleology) Irreligion Life--Origin Miscellanea Morphogenesis Natural history Natural selection Nature Netherlands Periodicals Popular works Reality Religion Religion and science Science Science news Science--Philosophy Scientists' writings Sociobiology Technical writing Tinbergen, Niko,--1907-1988 Travel
Dawkins, Clinton Richard, 1941-
Dawkins, R., 1941-
Dawkins, R. (Richard), 1941-
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