A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Essays

Author(s): Richard Dawkins


Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the rich variety of his interests. Whether he is examining postmodernism or the Human Genome Project, penning a letter to his daughter, or writing a moving eulogy to Douglas Adams and e-mailing Stephen Jay Gould, Dawkins writes with an intellectual vigour and grace that is second to none. This is a very human collection that shows not only the acuity of Dawkins' scientific mind, but also his sense of humour and the warmth of his relationships with friends and family.

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A top ten Sunday Times bestseller on hardback publication as well as top ten bestseller in Ireland Over 20,000 hardbacks sold within first 2 months Richard Dawkins River Out of Eden has sold over 100,000 copies in Phoenix paperback and we will be reissuing it with a new jacket alongside the paperback of A Devil's Chaplain 'Professor Dawkins is one of the world's most engaging and challenging science writers...he brings beautiful clarity to the most difficult scientific concepts yet does so in a style akin to that of fine literature' Irish Times 'Whatever his topic Dawkins is always eloquent, p

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist renowned throughout the world. He was educated at Oxford and taught zoology before becoming the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, in 1995. His previous books rank among the most influential intellectual works of our time., They include The Selfish Gene (1976), River Out of Eden (1995), and Unweaving the Rainbow (1999).

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  • : 9780753817506
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix
  • : 0.215
  • : December 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Richard Dawkins
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 320
  • : facsims.