An Appetite For Wonder Unabridged Cd: The Making Of A Scientist

by Richard Dawkins

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 16, 2013 | Audio Book (CD)

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In his first memoir, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, and later at boarding school, where he began his career as a skeptic.

Arriving at Oxford in 1959, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university''s legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It''s to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening. In 1973, provoked by the dominance of group selection theory and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, "my bestseller." It was, of course, The Selfish Gene.

This is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist and how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 0.39 in

Published: September 16, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062283553

ISBN - 13: 9780062283559

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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An Appetite For Wonder Unabridged Cd: The Making Of A Scientist

An Appetite For Wonder Unabridged Cd: The Making Of A Scientist

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 0.39 in

Published: September 16, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062283553

ISBN - 13: 9780062283559

About the Book

The sparkling first memoir from world's most famous evolutionary biologist, atheist, and creator of "The Selfish Gene." Here, with his trademark vicious wit and dazzling eloquence, Dawkins tells the fascinating story of how he learned to think, to ask questions, and to forge great ideas.

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In his first memoir, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, and later at boarding school, where he began his career as a skeptic.

Arriving at Oxford in 1959, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university''s legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It''s to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening. In 1973, provoked by the dominance of group selection theory and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, "my bestseller." It was, of course, The Selfish Gene.

This is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist and how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Richard Dawkins writes about such topics as DNA and genetic engineering, virtual reality, astronomy, and evolution. Dawkins was educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Humanism. Dawkins' books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable. His newest book, entitled The God Delusion, shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children. Dawkins supports his points with historical and contemporary evidence.
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