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Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, andlt;Iandgt;The God Delusion, andlt;/Iandgt;which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller andlt;Iandgt;The Selfish Geneandlt;/Iandgt;. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his latest andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestseller, andlt;Iandgt;The Greatest Show on Earthandlt;/Iandgt;. "Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to "teach the controversy" behind evolutionary theory. There is no controversy. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidenceand#8212;from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular geneticsand#8212;to make the airtight case that "we find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection." His unjaded passion for the natural world turns what might have been a negative argument, exposing the absurdities of the creationist position, into a positive offering to the reader: nothing less than a masterand#8217;s vision of life, in all its splendor.

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In a brilliant follow-up to his blockbuster "The God Delusion," Dawkins laysout the evidence for evolution.

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Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His first book, The Selfish Gene, was an instant international bestseller, and has become an established classic work of modern evolutionary biology. He is also the author of The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain, The Ancestor's Tale, and most recently, The God Delusion.

DAVID MCKEAN has illustrated many award winning comics and books, including The Big Fat Duck Cookbook (Heston Blumenthal), What's Welsh For Zen (John Cale), Varjak Paw (SF Said), The Savage and Slog’s Dad (David Almond), Arkham Asylum (Grant Morrison), The Homecoming (Ray Bradbury), Wizard and Glass (Stephen King), The Graveyard Book, Wolves in the Walls, Coraline, Mr. Punch, Signal to Noise and Crazy Hair (all by Neil Gaiman).

He has written and illustrated the graphic novel Cages and short story collection Pictures That Tick, and is working on a new novel (Caligaro) and second volume of short stories.

He has designed and illustrated well over a hundred cd covers for artists as diverse as Michael Nyman, Rolling Stones, John Cale, Alice Cooper, Bill Laswell, Bill Buford, Counting Crows, Iain Ballamy, Tori Amos and Frontine Assembly.

He has designed a Broadway Musical (Lestat), creatures for the Harry Potter films, advertising campaigns for Kodak, Nike, Smirnoff, BMWMini and the British Government, and exhibited in Europe, America and Japan.

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EvolutionFan, January 25, 2011 (view all comments by EvolutionFan)
Dawkin's inimitable style of writing shines in his latest book. He deftly lays to rest Creationists claims while writing in a dignified, highly intelligent manner. This book is a must-read.
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Francie, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Francie)
Very interesting read on the most recent updates on the evidence for evolution in every walk of life.
A must read IMO!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416594796
Author:
Dawkins, Richard
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biological Diversity
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Reality; Evolution; Natural Selection; Darwinism; Alien abduction; religious myths; Creationism; Richard Dawkins, Richard Dawkins, God, The God Delusion, natural selection, The Selfish Gene, counterattack, Intelligent Design, evolutionary theory, evolutio
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
The Evidence for Evo
Publication Date:
20100824
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
index; notes; four 8pp color inserts
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in

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