Brief Candle in the Dark Low Price CD: My Life in Science (Compact Disc)

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Dawkins reminisces about his life from the 1976 publication of his bestselling The Selfish Gene to the present, and takes us through a journey of anecdotes and conversations with world-class scientists and thinkers. You do not have to be a scientist to appreciate how deeply Dawkins loves interpreting science for the rest of us.

— Pam


In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins cheerfully, mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement. Dawkins offers here a candid look both at what encouraged him to shift his attention from the laboratory to the intersection of culture, religion, and science and at many of the primary figures in the merger between scientific and literary fields known to some as "The Third Culture." Brief Candle in the Dark allows the listener new insight into the brilliant succession of influential books that grew naturally out of his busy life, highlighting the ideas that connect them and excavating their origins. Throughout, 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062562234
ISBN-10: 0062562231
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
Language: English