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    DescriptionA preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.


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    Title
    The God Delusion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Dawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 467 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618918249
    ISBN 10: 0618918248
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    BIC subject category V2: HRQA5
    B&T Approval Code: A13180000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRAM3
    DC22: 211.8
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 211/.8
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    BISAC V2.8: REL004000
    LC classification: BL2775.3 .D39 2007
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books,US
    Publication date
    16 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Review quote
    "A powerful argument for how to think about the place of religion in the modern world. It's going to be a classic." -- Seed Magazine "In the roiling debate between science and religion, it would be hard to exaggerate the enormous influence of Richard Dawkins." Salon "A particularly comprehensive case against religion. Everyone should read it. Atheists will love Mr. Dawkins's incisive logic and rapier wit, and theists will find few better tests of the robustness of their faith." --Economist "If I had to identify Dawkins's cardinal virtues, I would say that he is brilliant, articulate, impassioned, and impolite . . .The God Delusion is a fine and significant book." The San Francisco Chronicle