A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love (Paperback)

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The first collection of essays from renowned scientist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins.


Richard Dawkins's essays are an enthusiastic testament to the power of rigorous, scientific examination, and they span many different corners of his personal and professional life. He revisits the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in his groundbreaking work The Selfish Gene. He makes moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including a eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams; he shares correspondence with the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould; and he visits with the famed paleoanthropologists Richard and Maeve Leakey at their African wildlife preserve. He concludes the essays with a vivid note to his ten-year-old daughter, reminding her to remain curious, to ask questions, and to live the examined life.

About the Author

RICHARD DAWKINS is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. He is the author of 15 books includingUnweaving the Rainbow, A Devil’s Chaplain, and The God Delusion.Dawkins lives in Oxford.,

Praise For…

"[A] pleasure-inducing voyage into scientific principles . . . brilliantly presented and celebrated." Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Dawkins’s enthusiasm for the diversity of life on this planet should prove contagious." Publishers Weekly

"His discussions of religious issues are intensely thought-provoking....Dawkins is creative, articulate and, above all, emotional." --Christine Kenneally The New York Times Book Review —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618485390
ISBN-10: 0618485392
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 27th, 2004
Pages: 272
Language: English