Richard Dawkins

Scientist and author who first came to prominence with the publication of The Selfish Gene...

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Date of birth: 26 March 1941

Richard Dawkins is an English scientist and author who has contributed hugely to the study of evolution. He is a prominent critic of organised religion and the idea that mankind was created by God. He argues that evolutionary theory is the only possible explanation for the origins of the human race.

Dawkins has written several popular science books, most famously The God Delusion in 2006, and regularly appears on both television and radio. He is married to Doctor Who actress Lalla Ward, whom he met through their mutual friendship with Douglas Adams.

Book and writing awards

1987 Los Angeles Times Current Interest Award (The Blind Watchmaker), 1989 Zoological Society of London Silver Medal, 1990 Michael Faraday prize, 2006 Lewis Thomas Prize, 2007 Galaxy British Book Awards Author of the Year.

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Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

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Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who...
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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

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Published: 24/04/2014
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The God Delusion

The God Delusion (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 21/05/2007
Publisher: Black Swan

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"The God Delusion" caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins... Read more

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The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins, et al.

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 21/06/2012
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Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a... Read more

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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 29/04/2010
Publisher: Black Swan

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Charles Darwin's masterpiece, "On the Origin of Species", shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware... Read more

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The Ancestor's Tale: a Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

The Ancestor's Tale: a Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 01/09/2005
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

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THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a pilgrimage back through time; a journey on which we meet up with fellow pilgrims as we and they converge on our common... Read more

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A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Writings

A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Writings (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 08/01/2004
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Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his... Read more

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Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 06/04/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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From the bestselling author of "The God Delusion", Richard Dawkins' "Unweaving the Rainbow" explores the most important and... Read more

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Climbing Mount Improbable (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 06/04/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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In "Climbing Mount Improbable", Richard Dawkins, author of "The God Delusion", builds a powerful and carefully reasoned argument... Read more

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River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life - Science Masters

River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life - Science Masters (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 20/05/1996
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The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present - and onwards. Dawkins... Read more

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The Blind Watchmaker (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 06/04/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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From the author of "The God Delusion", Richard Dawkins' "The Blind Watchmaker" has been acclaimed as the most influential... Read more

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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 04/03/1999
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

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By the best selling author of The Selfish Gene 'This entertaining and thought-provoking book is an excellent illustration of why the study of... Read more

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The Selfish Gene (Paperback)

by Richard Dawkins

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 16/03/2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new... Read more

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