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Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

·4.01·517,891 Ratings
“ Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. ” ― Matsuo Basho
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  • River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

    1996·
    ·3.97·5,408 Ratings
    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
  • The Origin of Species/The Voyage of the Beagle

    2003·
    ·4.12·481 Ratings
    Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, Darwin’s The Origin of Species is also that most unusual phenomenon, an altogether readable discussion of a scientific subject. On its appearance in 1859 it was immediately recognized
  • Climbing Mount Improbable

    2006·
    ·4.07·7,004 Ratings
    The human eye is so complex and works so precisely that surely, one might believe, its current shape and function must be the product of design. How could such an intricate object have come about by chance? Tackling this subject in writing that the New Yo
  • The Meme Machine

    2000·
    ·3.82·3,282 Ratings
    What is a meme? First coined by Richard Dawkins in 'The Selfish Gene', a meme is any idea, behavior, or skill that can be transferred from one person to another by imitation: stories, fashions, inventions, recipes, songs, ways of plowing a field or throwi
  • God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory

    2007·
    ·4·337 Ratings
    In the last fifteen years a controversial new theory of the origins of biological complexity and the nature of the universe has been fomenting bitter debates in education and science policy across North America, Europe, and Australia. Backed by intellectu
  • The Evolution of Cooperation

    2006·
    ·4.22·1,144 Ratings
    The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists
  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003

    2003·
    ·4.03·151 Ratings
    Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundred of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a
  • Red Strangers

    2000·
    ·4.13·117 Ratings
    This text tells of the coming of the British to East Africa in the late 1800s. Following the lives of three generations of a Kikuyu family, Huxley's tale immerses the reader in the language, world view and perceptions of a people whose way of life is chan
  • A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love

    2004·
    ·3.98·6,446 Ratings
    The first collection of essays from renowned scientist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins.Richard Dawkins's essays are an enthusiastic testament to the power of rigorous, scientific examination, and they span many different corners of his personal an
  • The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

    1999·
    ·4.08·6,876 Ratings
    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
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