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  • Richard Dawkins

    New York Timesbestselling author and renowned atheist and evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins delivers an intimate look into his own childhood and intellectual development, illuminating his path to becoming one of the foremost thinkers in modern science today    “A memoir that is funny and modest, absorbing and playful. Dawkins has written a marvelous love letter to science . . . and for this, the book will touch scientists and science-loving persons . . . Enchanting.”...read more

  • Richard Dawkins

    In The Ancestor's Tale, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins offers a masterwork: an exhilarating reverse tour through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life four billion years ago. Throughout the journey Dawkins spins entertaining, insightful stories and sheds light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection, and extinction. The Ancestor's Tale is at once an essential education in evolutionary theory and riveting in its...read more

  • Richard Dawkins

    Read by Simon Le Bon, Derren Brown, Charlie Brooker, Richard Dawkins, Ben Goldacre, Mitch Benn and more! In this download there are 38 atheist celebrities, comedians, scientists and writers give their funny and serious tips for enjoying the Christmas season. When the Atheist Bus Campaign was first launched, over £150,000, was raised in four days - enough to place the advert 'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life' on 800 UK buses in January 2009. Now dozens of atheist writers, comedians and scientists are joining together to raise money for a very different cause. The Atheist's Guide to Christmas is a funny, thoughtful handbook all about...read more

  • Richard Dawkins

    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...read more

  • Richard Dawkins

    Woraus besteht die Welt? Wer war der erste Mensch? Warum gibt es Leben auf der Erde? Seit jeher hat die Menschheit Mythen erfunden, um Antworten auf diese Fragen zu geben. Einer der einflussreichsten Evolutionsbiologen der vergangenen 50 Jahre, Autor des Bestsellers Der Gotteswahn Richard Dawkins erzählt diese Mythen und enthüllt die wissenschaftliche Wahrheit, die hinter ihnen steckt. So erfahren wir von Persephone, Gilgamesch und der freundlichen Göttin Hutasch, die den Regenbogen geschaffen hat, damit ihr lärmendes Volk außer Hörweite gehen konnte - die Göttin wollte in Ruhe schlafen. Doch so wunderbar die Geschichten sind, weitaus spannender werden die Phänomene, wenn man...read more

  • Richard Dawkins

    The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present - and onwards. Dawkins explains that DNA must be thought of as the most sophisticated information system imaginable: 'Life is just bytes and bytes of information,' he writes. Using this perspective, he describes the mechanisms by which evolution has taken place, gradually but inexorably, over a period of three thousand million years. It is the story of how evolution happens, rather than a narrative of what has actually happened in evolution. He discusses current views on the process of human evolution, including the idea that we all trace back to a comparatively recent...read more