9780593072561

Brief Candle in the Dark

RICHARD DAWKINS


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780593072561
Published: September 2015

Price: $35.00

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"In An Appetite for WonderRichard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling with characteristic wry humour the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent and some of the most eccentric of t

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780593072561
  • Published: September 2015
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Width: 15.4 mm
  • Height: 3.8 mm
  • Depth: 23.5 mm
  • Publisher:not specified

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