An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

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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: 480,525

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

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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 RichardDawkins.net.

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"This first volume of Dawkins's autobiography ... comes to life when describing the competitive collaboration and excitement among the outstanding ethologists and zoologists at Oxford in the Seventies-which stimulated his most famous book, The Selfish Gene."--London Evening Standard