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An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist, a memoir / Richard Dawkins.

  • ISBN: 9780062225795 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0062225790 (hardcover) :
  • Description: 308 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, genealogical table ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,

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Current holds

0 current holds with 16 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/Dawkins (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW QH 31 .D425 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 05/03/2014
Danvers New Books QH 31 D425 A3 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult New Books NEW B/D271 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction QH 31 .D425 A3 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Biography NEW BIO DAWKINS, RICHARD 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Biography 570 Dawkins (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Genes and pith helmets -- Camp followers in Kenya -- The land of the lake -- Eagle in the mountains -- Farewell to Africa -- Under Salisbury's spire -- 'And your English summer's done' -- The spire by the Nene -- Dreaming spires -- Learning the trade -- West Coast dreamtime -- Computer fix -- The grammar of behaviour -- The immortal gene -- Looking back down the path.
Summary: Famous for his radical new vision of Darwinism, the author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, paints a colorful, richly textured canvas of his early life from innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist. This autobiography is a memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and atheist, and the story of how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the mosrt important books of the twentieth century. -- From book jacket.
Subject: Dawkins, Richard, 1941-
Biologists > Great Britain > Biography.
Ethologists > Great Britain > Biography.
Evolution (Biology)
Dawkins, Richard, 1941-