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The Blind Watchmaker

Richard Dawkins



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01 May 2006
Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Evolution
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?
By:   Richard Dawkins
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   276g
ISBN:   9780141026169
ISBN 10:   0141026162
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   01 May 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

In 1995 Richard Dawkins became the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the bestselling author of THE SELFISH GENE, CLIMBING MOUNT IMPROBABLE (Penguin, 1996) and UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW (Penguin, 1998).

Reviews for The Blind Watchmaker

Richard Dawkins has updated evolution ... His subject is nothing less than the meaning of life, and he attacks it with the evangelical fervour of a clergyman and the mind of a scientist The Times Beautiful ... he seizes happy analogies, bright metaphors and shining images to light up his passion and our darkness Guardian Good writing, tight argument and unpulled punches ... a satisfying book Economist One of the best science books - one of the best of any books - I have ever read Los Angeles Times

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