An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist


By (author) Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins

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  • Publisher: Ecco Press
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 26mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 24 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 006228715X
  • ISBN 13: 9780062287151
  • Sales rank: 467,379

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Originally published: London: Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, 2013.

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Author information

Richard Dawkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the acclaimed author of many books including The Selfish Gene, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor's Tale, The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show on Earth. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Royal Society of Literature Award (1987), The Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society (1990), the Kistler Prize (2001), the Shakespeare Prize (2005), the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science (2006), the Galaxy British Book Awards Author of the Year Award (2007), and, most valuable of all, the International Cosmos Prize of Japan. Visit him at

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"Dawkins proves that today he is still an extraordinary thinker, and one who has made an enormous contribution to understanding human nature. This memoir is a fascinating account of one man's attempt to find answers to some of the most difficult questions posed to mankind."--NPR Books