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  • Published: 10 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141026169
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $31.00

The Blind Watchmaker




'This might just be the most important book on evolution since Darwin' John Gribbin in The Good Book Guide

Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet essentially non-random process discovered by Darwin - is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist?

  • Published: 10 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141026169
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $31.00

About the author

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is author of The Selfish Gene, voted The Royal Society's Most Inspiring Science Book of All Time, and also the bestsellers The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, The God Delusion, and two volumes of autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder and Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a Fellow of New College, Oxford and both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. In 2013, Dawkins was voted the world’s top thinker in Prospect magazine’s poll of 10,000 readers from over 100 countries.

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Praise for The Blind Watchmaker

Richard Dawkins has updated evolution ... His subject is nothing less than the meaning of life, and he attacks it with the evangelical fervour of a clergyman and the mind of a scientist

The Times

Beautiful ... he seizes happy analogies, bright metaphors and shining images to light up his passion and our darkness

Guardian

Good writing, tight argument and unpulled punches ... a satisfying book

Economist

One of the best science books - one of the best of any books - I have ever read

Los Angeles Times

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