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Brief candle in the dark : my life in science
Dawkins, Richard, 1941- , author.
First US edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]

Physical Description:
455 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"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" --
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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