Poetry Books by Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book Host Manipulation by Parasites Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published Date: 2012-06-07
Categories: Science
Parasites that manipulate the behaviour of their hosts represent striking examples of adaptation by natural selection. This field of study is now moving beyond its descriptive phase and into more exciting areas where the processes and patterns of such dramatic adaptations can be better understood. This innovative text provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and challenging review of host manipulation by parasites that assesses the current state of developments in the field and lays out a framework for future research. It also promotes a greater integration of behavioral ecology with studies of host manipulation (behavioral ecology has tended to concentrate mainly on behaviour expressed by free living organisms and is far less focused on the role of parasites in shaping behaviour). To help achieve this, the editors adopt a novel approach of having a prominent expert on behavioral ecology (but who does not work directly on parasites) to provide an afterword to each chapter.

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book Unweaving the Rainbow Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published Date: 2006-04-06
Categories: Science
A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of science enhances our wonder of the world. He argues that mysteries do not lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution is often more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering even deeper mysteries. Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement on the human appetite for wonder.

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book Guide to Richard Dawkins's the God Delusion Authors: Richard Dawkins, Eureka
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Published Date: 2017-03-31
Categories:
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion Preview: In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51% certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God... Inside this companion: -Overview of the book -Important People -Key Insights -Analysis of Key Insights

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book The View from Mount Improbable Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published Date: 2005
Categories: Evolution (Biology)
In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. In this extract from Climbing Mount Improbable Richard Dawkins, bestselling author of The Blind Watchmaker, gives an introduction to evolutionary biology and unravels the mysteries of the highest peak of all: the eye.

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book The "Alabama Insert" Authors: Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Published Date: 2013-02
Categories:
In this volume, excerpted from Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy (NewSouth Books, 2013), public educator, author, and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, with characteristic clarity and wit, discusses the basic principles of evolution and responds to creationists' standard arguments against evolutionary theory. Dawkins's essay is a transcript of a lecture he delivered at Auburn University in 1996. While en route to Auburn, Professor Dawkins heard about the "Alabama Insert," a disclaimer of evolution by the Alabama State Board of Education pasted inside the cover of biology textbooks. Dawkins set aside his prepared lecture and extemporaneously critiqued the "Insert." Later he gave permission for a transcript of his talk to be used to further the public understanding of evolution.

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book Climbing Mount Improbable Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published Date: 2006-04-06
Categories: Science
How could such an intricate object as the human eye - so complex and so precise - have come about by chance? In this masterful piece of popular science, Richard Dawkins builds a powerful and carefully reasoned argument for evolutionary adapatation as the force behind all life on earth. The metaphor of 'Mount Improbable' represents the combination of perfection and improbability that we find in the seemingly 'designed' complexity of living things. And through it all runs the thread of DNA, the molecule of life, responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time. Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins' eloquent descriptions of astonishing adaptations in the living world.

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book The Blind Watchmaker Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published Date: 2013-11-28
Categories: Science
Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet essentially non-random process discovered by Darwin - is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist?

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book The Greatest Show on Earth Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published Date: 2009
Categories: Evolution (Biology)
"Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke. But he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as a scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity ..."--Publisher description.

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book A Devil's Chaplain Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Hachette UK
Published Date: 2010-12-16
Categories: Mathematics
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.

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book The Selfish Gene Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published Date: 2016-06-08
Categories: Science
With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book The Selfish Gene Authors: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins, Richard Dawkins, David Dawkins, RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published Date: 1989
Categories: Literary Criticism
An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Richard Dawkins Books, Richard Dawkins poetry book The God Delusion Authors: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Random House
Published Date: 2009-09-22
Categories: Religion
'Timely, impassioned and brilliantly argued' Rod Liddle, Sunday Times 'A spirited and exhilarating read' Joan Bakewell, Guardian Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.



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Accept, my Love, as true a heart
As ever lover gave;
'Tis free (it vows) from my art,
And proud to be your slave.

Then take it kindly, as 'twas meant,
And let the giver live,
Who with it would the world have sent
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