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Dawkins, Richard 1941-

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The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins( Book )

203 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 5,712 WorldCat member 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 )

73 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 4,363 WorldCat member 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 greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolution by Richard Dawkins( Book )

38 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,515 WorldCat member 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."
The blind watchmaker by Richard Dawkins( Book )

110 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,910 WorldCat member 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 ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution by Richard Dawkins( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,813 WorldCat member 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
River out of eden : a Darwinian view of life by Richard Dawkins( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Indonesian and held by 2,227 WorldCat member 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 )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,182 WorldCat member 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 magic of reality : how we know what's really true by Richard Dawkins( Book )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,032 WorldCat member 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 )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member 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( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member 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 )

49 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member 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 919 WorldCat member 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 God delusion by Richard Dawkins( Recording )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blind watchmaker : why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design by Richard Dawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian William Paley, who made one of the most famous creationist arguments: Just as a watch is too complicated and too functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. It was Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery that put the lie to these arguments. But only Richard Dawkins could have written this eloquent riposte to the creationists. Natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially nonrandom process that Darwin discovered - has no purpose in mind. If it can be said to play the role of watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker." "Acclaimed as perhaps the most influential work on evolution written in this century, The Blind Watchmaker offers an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time."--Jacket
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology( )

in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The salmon of doubt : hitchhiking the galaxy one last time by Douglas Adams( Recording )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, "The salmon of doubt" provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius
The Tinbergen legacy by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member 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 267 WorldCat member 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
 
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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

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रिचर्ड डॉकिन्स

রিচার্ড ডকিন্স British evolutionary biologist, ethologist, atheist, humanist and sceptic

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도킨스, 리처드 1941-

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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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The God delusionThe greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolutionThe blind watchmakerThe ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolutionRiver out of eden : a Darwinian view of lifeClimbing mount improbableThe magic of reality : how we know what's really trueUnweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder