Brief candle in the dark : my life in science / Richard Dawkins
Book | Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers | 2015 | First US edition.
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New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
455 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Dawkins shares with us his infectious sense of wonder at the natural world, his enjoyment of the absurdities of human interaction, and his bracing awareness of life's brevity: all of which have made a deep imprint on our culture" -- provided by publisher.
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My life in science.
Flashback at a feast -- Oh, the things that are done by a don -- Lore of the jungle -- Go to the wasp, thou sluggard: evolutionary economics -- The delegate's tale -- Christmas lectures -- Islands of the blest -- Whoso findeth a publisher findeth a good thing -- Television -- Debates and encounters -- Simonyi professor -- Unweaving the threads from a scientist's loom. The Taxicab Theory of evolution ; Extending the phenotype ; Action at a distance ; Rediscovering the organism: passengers and stowaways ; Aftermaths to The extended phenotype ; Constraints on perfection ; The Darwinian engineer in the classroom ; 'The genetic book of the dead' and the species as 'averaging computer' ; Evolution in pixels ; The evolution of evolvability ; Kaleidoscopic embryos ; Arthromorphs ; The cooperative gene ; Universal Darwinism ; Memes ; Chinese junk and Chinese whispers ; Models of the world ; The argument from personal incredulity ; The God delusion -- Full circle.
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