An Appetite for Wonder

An Appetite for Wonder

The Making of A Scientist : A Memoir

Book - 2013
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Famous for his radical new vision of Darwinism, Richard Dawkins paints a colorful, richly textured canvas of his early life from innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist.
Publisher: New York, NY, Ecco Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780062225795
Characteristics: 308 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Dec 17, 2013

"In this first instalment of a projected two-volume autobiography, British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins recounts his life and career in science. The son of an agricultural specialist in the British Colonial Service, Dawkins was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1941 and, early on, developed both an insatiable intellectual curiosity and a healthy sense of scepticism. This engaging memoir covers Dawkins' childhood in Africa and England, his studies at Oxford, and the research that led to the publication of his breakthrough book, The Selfish Gene, in 1976." Biography and Memoir December 2013 newsletter

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