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A Devil's Chaplain By Richard Dawkins

A Devil's Chaplain
by Richard Dawkins

This title contains the selected writings of the famous evolutionary biologist who has changed the way people think.
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A Devil's Chaplain Summary


A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Writings by Richard Dawkins

A reviewer wrote of The Selfish Gene that it was 'rich with metaphor, passionate arguments, wry humour, colourful examples and unexpected connections'. This intriguing selection of Richard Dawkins large output of articles, lectures, individual chapters and reviews demonstrates the breadth of his interests, the sheer quality of his writing and the challenging nature of his trenchantly held views. Whether writing on the many aspects of evolution or on science in general - the importance of science, the poetry of science, the fact that science is inspiring (or ought to be) - he is often provocative, sometimes outrageous, never less than highly influential.

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A Devil's Chaplain Reviews


There has been a fantastic level of interest in Richard's new book. The bookwas Blackwell's book of the month for February, the Sunday Times no 6 hardback Bestseller for two weeks and number 10 for a further week, and the number 5 hardback bestseller in Ireland. . The publicity campaign started with 3 pages of extracts in the Times with the article flagged in a banner headline on the front page of the paper. On 4th February a 45minute profile of Richard was broadcast on Nightwaves BBC Radio 3. Extracts from the book appeared in theGuardian Saturday Review, 8th February. Richard appeared on Start the Week BBC Radio 4 on the 10th and was also the subject of a critical but ultimately flattering profile by Simon Hattenstone in the Monday Guardian, flagged in a banner headline from the front of the paper. BBC 4 TV broadcast a profile of Richard on 24th February. On 12th February Richard appeared on national IrishRadio - RTE Radio. On 13th February Richard featured in You Ask The Questions in the Independent with his answers being published the next week. The Irish Times published extracts from the book on 17th February with Richard writing the A Little Night Reading column for the Sunday Times, 23rd February. Features on Richard appeared in the Glasgow Herald and Sunday Herald and Richard wrote an opinion piece on the Iraq war for the Independent on 1 March and Guardian on 22 March. Richard appeared on The Sunday Sequence, BBC Radio Ulster on March 16th. An interview was published in Heffers Bookstore Magazine in March. The book was recommended as a key book for 2003 in The Evening Standard,Irish Times and New Scientist Reviews have appeared in Nature, Focus, TLS, New Scientist, Sunday Times, The Observer, Times, GQ, Guardian Review, Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, Scotland on Sunday, Independent, Irish Times, Church Times, Morning Star, Money Week, Evening Standard, New Humanist, Time Out, Sunday Business Post and The Scotsman. '...a punchy collection of articles, reflections, polemics, book reviews, forwards, tributes and elegies...This is the best book of sermons I have read for years.'Richard Holloway, THE GUARDIAN '...intelligent, witty, forceful and at all turns a pleasure to read.'Mark Pagel, NEW HUMANIST '... Dawkins' optimism is a shot in the arm, and his genius for snatching mind-boggling possibilities out of the air provokes, well, yes, wonder.'John Carey, SUNDAY TIMES 'He brings a beautiful clarity to the most difficult of scientific concepts yet does so in a style akin to that of fine literature.'Dick Ahlstrom, IRISH TIMES 'A DEVILS'S CHAPLAIN is a rare treat and it comes in seven servings, each with an introduction by the author.'Roy Herbert, NEW SCIENTIST 'This collection of essays is a rattling good read.'Christopher Lambton, SCOTSMAN 'Whatever his topic Dawkins is always eloquent, passionate and persuasive. The man is a national treasure ...'Charles Fernyhough, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'A series of brilliant analogies renders most of the science accessible to the non-specialist'Richard Harries, THE INDEPENDENT Richard and his wife Lalla Ward gave an extremely successful reading with over 900 people in attendance on 13th February at the Institute of Education as part of the Times/Foyles Literary Events series. Richard also spoke at the Royal Dublin Society, the Oxford Union at a Blackwell's event, the Aldeburgh LiteraryFestival, the Oxford Literary Festival and Edinburgh Science Festival . He is

About Richard Dawkins


Richard Dawkins studied under Niko Tinbergen at Oxford, was an assistant professor of Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has since 1995 been the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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GOR001226541
A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Writings by Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-02-03
320
0297829734
9780297829737
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