The Blind Watchmaker

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Author : Richard Dawkins
Detail : “***30th day of remembrance Edition***

Cover note: every copy of the day of remembrance edition of The Blind shaper options a singular biomorph. No 2 covers square measure precisely alike.

Acclaimed because the most potent work on evolution written within the last hundred years, The Blind shaper offers AN exalting and accessible introduction to 1 of the foremost vital scientific discoveries of all time. a superb and moot book that demonstrates that evolution by survival – the unconscious, automatic, blind nonetheless basically non-random method discovered by Darwin – is that the solely answer to the largest question of all: why can we exist?”

The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design :

Science

Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages - 496
ISBN - 0393353095


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Detail - Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution. The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious and automatic. If natural selection can be said to play the role of a watchmaker in nature, it is a blind one—working without foresight or purpose. In an eloquent, uniquely persuasive account of the theory of natural selection, Dawkins illustrates how simple organisms slowly change over time to create a world of enormous complexity, diversity, and beauty.

The Blind Watchmaker :

Science

Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 368
ISBN - 0141966424


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Detail - 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?

The Blind Watchmaker :

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Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 340
ISBN -


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Detail - From the author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins' The Blind Watchmaker has been acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution in the last hundred years. In 1802 the Rev. William Paley's argued in Natural Theology that just as finding a watch would lead you to conclude that a watchmaker must exist, the complexity of living organisms proves that a Creator exists. Not so, says Richard Dawkins, and in this brilliant and controversial book, the acclaimed evolutionary biologist sets out to demonstrate that the theory of evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet essentially non-random process discovered by Charles Darwin - is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist? 'I want to persuade the reader, not just that the Darwinian world-view happens to be true, but that it is the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence' To Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker is nature itself, gradually forming order from the very building-blocks of life: DNA. 'This might just be the most important evolution book since Darwin' John Gribbin 'Richard Dawkins has updated evolution ... his subject is nothing less than the meaning of life' The Times 'Enchantingly witty and persusive ... pleasurably intelligible to the scientifically illiterate' Observer Richard Dawkins is a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature, and Vice President of the British Humanist Association. He was first catapulted to fame with The Selfish Gene, which he followed with a string of bestselling books: The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Unweaving the Rainbow, and an impassioned defence of atheism, The God Delusion.

Climbing Mount Improbable :

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Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 320
ISBN - 0141026170


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Detail - How could such an intricate object as the human eye - so complex and so precise - have come about by chance? Addressing the question, this illustrated book builds a reasoned argument for evolutionary adaptation as the force behind all life on earth.

The Selfish Gene : 40th Anniversary edition

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Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Oxford University Press
Pages - 544
ISBN - 0191093068


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Detail - The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published. This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Selfish Gene :

Literary Criticism

Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Oxford University Press, USA
Pages - 352
ISBN - 9780192860927


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Detail - An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

The Extended Phenotype : The Long Reach of the Gene

Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Oxford University Press
Pages - 496
ISBN - 0198788916


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Detail - In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as theunit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals.So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extendedphenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences.The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort.Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing :

Science

Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Oxford University Press
Pages - 419
ISBN - 0199216819


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Detail - An anthology of diverse and inspiring pieces to browse and to treasure. It shows the many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as in the laboratory.

Unweaving the Rainbow : Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Science

Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 352
ISBN - 0141937033


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Detail - 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.

River Out of Eden : A Darwinian View of Life

Science

Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 192
ISBN - 0786724269


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Detail - How did the replication bomb we call ”life” begin and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as ”the sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius”), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery.

Natural Theology :

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Author - William Paley
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 344
ISBN -


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The God Delusion. 10th Anniversary Edition :

Author - Richard Dawkins
Publisher - Random House
Pages - 496
ISBN - 1784161934


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Detail - The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. 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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