A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Essays

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003 - Evolution - 264 pages

A reviewer wrote of The Selfish Gene that it was 'rich with metaphor, passionate arguments, wry humour, colourful examples and unexpected connections'.

This intriguing selection of Richard Dawkins large output of articles, lectures, individual chapters and reviews demonstrates the breadth of his interests, the sheer quality of his writing and the challenging nature of his trenchantly held views. Whether writing on the many aspects of evolution or on science in general - the importance of science, the poetry of science, the fact that science is inspiring (or ought to be) - he is often provocative, sometimes outrageous, never less than highly influential.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

It would no doubt discomfit Dawkins to know that I revere the words he writes with an almost religious zeal. I love his belligerence, I love his conviction, I love his passion. And I believe he's ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Delightfully stimulating essays about a good variety of topics. Some (justified!) distrust of relativism and pseudoscience, but also tender loving parts and waxing philosophical about science, his friends, and family. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Richard Dawkins studied under Niko Tinbergen at Oxford, was an assistant professor of Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has since 1995 been the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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