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Dawkins, Richard 1941-

Works: 575 works in 1,882 publications in 17 languages and 58,414 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Biography  History  Fiction  Autobiographies  Humor  Popular works  Periodicals  Documentary films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Actor, Adapter, Performer, Creator, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Compiler, zxx, Speaker, Teacher , pre
Classifications: QH366.2, 576.8
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The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins( Book )

160 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 5,479 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 )

74 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 4,402 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 blind watchmaker by Richard Dawkins( Book )

102 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,849 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 greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolution by Richard Dawkins( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 3,468 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 ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution by Richard Dawkins( Book )

57 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,861 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 )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,232 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 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,208 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 extended phenotype : the gene as the unit of selection by Richard Dawkins( Book )

73 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder by Richard Dawkins( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,935 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 )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,452 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
Galápagos : the islands that changed the world by Paul D Stewart( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 925 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 )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 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
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology( )

in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 405 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
How to keep dinosaurs by Robert Mash( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 374 WorldCat member 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 Tinbergen legacy by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RICHARD DAWKINS A conference with the title 'The Tinbergen Legacy' was held in Oxford on 20th March, 1990. Over 120 of Niko Tinbergen's friends, family, colleagues, former students and people who had never met him in person converged at Oxford for what turned out to be a memorable day. To reflect the rather special atmosphere of the conference, we decided to begin this book with Richard Dawkins' opening remarks exactly as he gave them on that day. Welcome to Oxford. For many of you it is welcome back to Oxford. Perhaps even, for some of you, it would be nice to think that it might feel like welcome home to Oxford. And it is a great pleasure to welcome so many friends from the Netherlands. Last week, when everything had been settled except final, last minute arrangements, we heard that Lies Tinbergen had died. Obviously we would not have chosen such a time to have this meeting
The God who wasn't there by Brian Flemming( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holding modern Christianity up to a bright spotlight, this bold new film demands answers to the questions few dare to ask. Your guide through the world of Christendom by former fundamentalist Brian Flemming, who examines believers and their beliefs
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 269 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
An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist : a memoir by Richard Dawkins( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herinneringen van de evolutiebioloog, wetenschapspopularisator en atheïst
Dawkins' God : genes, memes, and the meaning of life by Alister E McGrath( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Dawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, with outspoken and controversial views on religion. This work is the first book-length response to Dawkins' ideas, and offers an ideal introduction to the topical issues of science and religion."--Jacket
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The God delusion
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Dawkins, Clinton Richard.

Dawkins, Clinton Richard 1941-

Dawkins, R.

Dawkins, R. 1941-

Dawkins, R. (Richard)

Dawkins, R. (Richard), 1941-

Dawkins, Richard

Dawkins, Richard M.

Dokinz, Ričard.

Riçard Doukinz

Ričards Dokinss

Ricardus Dawkins

Richard Dawkins angielski biolog

Richard Dawkins biólogo inglés

Richard Dawkins Britischer Zoologe, Biologe und Autor

Richard Dawkins Britischer Zoologe, theoretischer Biologe, Evolutionsbiologe und Autor wissenschaftlicher und populärwissenschaftlicher Literatur

Richard Dawkins British evolutionary biologist, ethologist, atheist, humanist and sceptic

Richard Dawkins Brits auteur

Richard Dawkins etologo, biologo e divulgatore scientifico britannico


Ρίτσαρντ Ντόκινς

Докинз, Клинтон Ричард английский этолог, эволюционный биолог и популяризатор науки

Докинз, Ричард 1941-

Ричард Докинс

Рычард Докінз

Річард Докінз

Ռիչարդ Դոկինզ

ריטשארד דאקינס

ריצ'רד דוקינס

داوكينز، ريتشارد، 1941-

ريتشارد دوكنز، 1941-

ريتشارد دوكينز

رچرڈ ڈاکنز

ریچارد داوکینز

ڕیچارد دۆکینز

रिचर्ड डॉकिन्स

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

ਰਿਚਰਡ ਡੋਕਿਨਜ਼

ரிச்சர்ட் டாக்கின்சு

రిచర్డ్ డాకిన్స్

റിച്ചാർഡ് ഡോക്കിൻസ്

ริชาร์ด ดอว์กินส์

რიჩარდ დოკინსი

도킨스, 리처드 1941-

도킨스, 클린턴 리처드 1941-

도킨즈, 리처드 1941-

리처드 도킨스

ドーキンス, リチャード


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 英国生态学家、进化生物学家和作家

理查德·道金斯 英國生態學家、進化生物學家和作家

The God delusionThe blind watchmakerThe greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolutionThe ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolutionRiver out of Eden : a Darwinian view of lifeClimbing mount improbableThe extended phenotype : the gene as the unit of selectionUnweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder