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Dawkins, Richard 1941-

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The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins( Book )

256 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 7,249 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 )

167 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 5,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preeminent scientist asserts the irrationality 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 )

152 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,879 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 )

50 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,285 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 )

75 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,983 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' 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' 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
The extended phenotype : the long reach of the gene by Richard Dawkins( )

73 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People commonly view evolution as a process of competition between individuals--known as "survival of the fittest"--With the individual representing the "unit of selection." Richard Dawkins offers a controversial reinterpretation of that idea in The Extended Phenotype, now being reissued to coincide with the publication of the second edition of his highly-acclaimed The Selfish Gene. He proposes that we look at evolution as a battle between genes instead of between whole organisms. We can then view Nanges in phenotypes--the end products of genes, like eye color or leaf shape, which are usually considered to increase the fitness of an individual--as serving the evolutionary interests of genes. Dawkins makes a convincing case that considering one's body, personality, and environment as a field of combat in a kind of "arms race" between genes fighting to express themselves on a strand of DNA can clarify and extend the idea of survival of the fittest. This influential and controversial book illuminates the complex world of genetics in an engaging, lively manner
River out of eden : a Darwinian view of life by Richard Dawkins( Book )

62 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Indonesian and held by 2,506 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
The magic of reality : how we know what's really true by Richard Dawkins( Book )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author 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
Climbing mount improbable by Richard Dawkins( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,115 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
Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion, and the appetite for wonder by Richard Dawkins( Book )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,871 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
The Oxford book of modern science writing by Richard Dawkins( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,697 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."
Science in the soul : selected writings of a passionate rationalist by Richard Dawkins( Book )

26 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member 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
A devil's chaplain : reflections on hope, lies, science, and love by Richard Dawkins( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,083 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 extended phenotype : the gene as the unit of selection by Richard Dawkins( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 945 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
Outgrowing God : a beginner's guide by Richard Dawkins( Book )

23 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's bestselling science communicators, Dawkins gives readers an opportunity to rethink the big questions. In 12 fiercely funny, mind-expanding chapters, he explains how the natural world arose without a designer--the improbability and beauty of the "bottom-up programming" that engineers an embryo or a flock of starlings--and challenges head-on some of the most basic assumptions made by the world's religions
Galápagos : the islands that changed the world by Paul D Stewart( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 887 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 four horsemen : the conversation that sparked an atheist revolution by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

12 editions published in 2019 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the dawn of the new atheist movement, the thinkers who became known as "the four horsemen," the heralds of religion's unravelling--Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett--sat down over cocktails for a filmed discussion. The video of the enthralling, path breaking evening that followed was released on YouTube and soon went viral. This is intellectual inquiry at its best: sincere and probing, funny and unpredictable, reminding us just how varied and colorful the threads of modern atheism are. Now, this landmark event is being published for the first time. The living participants, Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett, have all contributed new material to mark the evolution of their own thinking and highlight particularly resonant aspects of this epic exchange. Each of these men contends with the most fundamental questions of human existence as they challenge each other to articulate their own stance on god and religion, cultural criticism, spirituality without religion, debate with people of faith, and living an ethical life"--
The God delusion by Richard Dawkins( Recording )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 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 Tinbergen legacy by Marian Stamp Dawkins( )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 706 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
Why we believe in god(s) : a concise guide to the science of faith by J. Anderson Thomson( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why We Believe In God(s) provides a brief and accessible guide to the exciting new discoveries that allow us to finally understand why and how the human mind generates, accepts, and spreads religious beliefs
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The God delusion
The God delusionThe blind watchmakerThe greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolutionThe ancestor's tale : a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolutionThe extended phenotype : the long reach of the geneRiver out of eden : a Darwinian view of lifeThe magic of reality : how we know what's really trueClimbing mount improbable
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Daojinsi, Licha, 1941-


Dawkins, Clinton Richard.

Dawkins Clinton Richard (1941-)

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Dawkins, R. 1941- (Richard)

Dawkins, R. (Richard)

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Dokins, Ričard

Dokins, Ričard, 1941-

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Dokinz, Ričard.

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Ričards Dokinss

Ricardus Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

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Richard Dawkins angielski biolog

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Richard Dawkins britischer Zoologe, Biologe und Autor

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

Richard Dawkins britisk evolusjonsbiolog og aktivistisk ateist

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Richard Dawkins britsken etoloog, evolutionäär bioloog en skryver

Richard Dawkins britský zoolog

Richard Dawkins britský zoológ, etológ a evolučný biológ

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Richard Dawkins engleski biolog i autor

Richard Dawkins etòleg britànic, teòric evolutiu i escriptor de divulgació científica

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Ρίτσαρντ Ντόκινς

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

Докинз Ричард

Докинз, Ричард 1941-

Ричард Докинз английский этолог, эволюционный биолог и популяризатор науки

Ричард Докинс

Ричард Докинс английски етолог и еволюционен биолог

Рычард Докінз

Річард Докінз

Річард Докінз англійський етолог, еволюційний біолог та популяризатор науки

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ריטשארד דאקינס

ריצ'רד דוקינס

ריצ'רד דוקינס סופר בריטי

داوكينز، ريتشارد، 1941-

دوكينز، 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

ৰিচাৰ্ড ড'কিনছ্

ਰਿਚਰਡ ਡੋਕਿਨਜ਼

રીચાર્ડ ડાકિન્સ ઉદ્ક્રાંતિ જીવવૈજ્ઞાનિક

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도킨스, 리처드 1941-

도킨스, 클린턴 리처드 1941-

도킨즈, 리처드 1941-

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理查·道金斯 英格蘭演化生物學家、動物行為學家、作家


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

理查道金斯 英國進化生物學家