Brief Candle in the Dark

Brief Candle in the Dark
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 1448169976
ISBN 13: 9781448169979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brief Candle in the Dark Book Review:

In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent of the world’s scientific luminaries. And he describes his experiences with his many publishers, television producers, interviewers and partners in debate, not least in the heady period when, after publication of The God Delusion in 2006, he is dubbed the world’s most outspoken and controversial atheist. Most important of all, for the first time he reviews with fresh and stimulating insights the evolving narrative of his ideas about science over the course of his highly distinguished career as thinker, teacher and writer. In Brief Candle in the Dark we are invited to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional characters described by the talented pen of one of the most exceptional of them all.

The Demon Haunted World

The Demon Haunted World
Author: Carl Sagan
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-07-06
ISBN 10: 0307801047
ISBN 13: 9780307801043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Demon Haunted World Book Review:

A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

Candle in the Darkness Refiner s Fire Book 1

Candle in the Darkness  Refiner   s Fire Book  1
Author: Lynn Austin
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781441202871
ISBN 13: 1441202870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candle in the Darkness Refiner s Fire Book 1 Book Review:

"A gripping tale told by a gifted writer."--Beverly Lewis Caroline Fletcher is caught in a nation split apart and torn between the ones she loves and a truth she can't deny The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised to believe slavery is God-ordained and acceptable. But on awakening to its cruelty and injustice, her eyes are opened to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. At the same time, her father and her fiance, Charles St. John, are fighting for the Confederacy and their beloved way of life and traditions. Where does Caroline's loyalty lie? Emboldened by her passion to make a difference and her growing faith, will she risk everything she holds dear?

An Appetite for Wonder

An Appetite for Wonder
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 0062225812
ISBN 13: 9780062225818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Appetite for Wonder Book Review:

With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). his first memoir offers a more personal view. His first book, The Selfish Gene, caused a seismic shift in the study of biology by proffering the gene-centered view of evolution. It was also in this book that Dawkins coined the term meme, a unit of cultural evolution, which has itself become a mainstay in contemporary culture. In An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, peppered with sketches of his colorful ancestors, charming parents, and the peculiarities of colonial life right after World War II. At boarding school, despite a near-religious encounter with an Elvis record, he began his career as a skeptic by refusing to kneel for prayer in chapel. Despite some inspired teaching throughout primary and secondary school, it was only when he got to Oxford that his intellectual curiosity took full flight. Arriving at Oxford in 1959, when undergraduates "left Elvis behind" for Bach or the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university's legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It's to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening, as it invited young people to become scholars by encouraging them to pose rigorous questions and scour the library for the latest research rather than textbook "teaching to" any kind of test. His career as a fellow and lecturer at Oxford took an unexpected turn when, in 1973, a serious strike in Britain caused prolonged electricity cuts, and he was forced to pause his computer-based research. Provoked by the then widespread misunderstanding of natural selection known as "group selection" and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, "my bestseller." It was, of course, The Selfish Gene. Here, for the first time, is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist, and the story of how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century.

History of Morehouse College

History of Morehouse College
Author: Benjamin Brawley
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1605206652
ISBN 13: 9781605206653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Morehouse College Book Review:

Founded only two years after the end of the Civil War, Atlanta's Morehouse College to this day remains one of the few traditional men's colleges in the United States. Originally dedicated to an all-black student body that was focused on studying the ministry and education, today the school welcomes students of all races to a full range of liberal-arts studies. The extraordinary history of the school was first explored in 1917's *History of Morehouse College,* written by the then-dean of the college. From its founding and early presidents to the roster of illustrious alumni and their work through the early years of the 20th century, this is an important document of African-American history, and includes the school's original charter and lists of students and graduates from 1871 through 1916. African-American author and educator BENJAMIN GRIFFITH BRAWLEY (1882-1939) wrote extensively on black culture.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0199216819
ISBN 13: 9780199216819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing Book Review:

An anthology of diverse and inspiring pieces to browse and to treasure. It shows the many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as in the laboratory.

The Magic of Reality

The Magic of Reality
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 1451675046
ISBN 13: 9781451675047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Reality Book Review:

The best-selling author of The God Delusion and the artist of such award-winning graphic novels as Wizard and Glass address key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe. 150,000 first printing.

BRIEF CANDLE

BRIEF CANDLE
Author: Mahesh Dattani
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2010-10-30
ISBN 10: 8184752997
ISBN 13: 9788184752991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BRIEF CANDLE Book Review:

Brief Candle: Three Plays brings together the most recent work of Sahitya Akademi award-winner Mahesh Dattani as he continues to explore subjects that need to be addressed but are relentlessly brushed under the carpet of middle-class morality—incest; gender bias and death. The title play is set in a hospital ward where terminally ill patients put up an energetic farce in memory of their friend who died of cancer. The blurring of lines between their romp and the events of their own lives leads to revelations that are both tragic and life-affirming. In the radio play The Girl Who Touched the Stars; Bhavna—now an astronaut ready to take off on a mission into outer space—reflects on her past in this moment of glory; only to confront the bitter truths she has tried to ignore all her life. The fragile fabric of familial relations is ripped apart in Thirty Days in September when memories of a traumatic past return to haunt a mother and her daughter. Playful and poignant; devastating and redemptive; these critically acclaimed plays lay bare the far-reaching consequences of the choices we make; confirming Dattani as one of India’s foremost dramatists.

Climbing Mount Improbable

Climbing Mount Improbable
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1997-09-17
ISBN 10: 0393070522
ISBN 13: 9780393070521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climbing Mount Improbable Book Review:

A brilliant book celebrating improbability as the engine that drives life, by the acclaimed author of The Selfish Gene and The Blind Watchmaker. The human eye is so complex and works so precisely that surely, one might believe, its current shape and function must be the product of design. How could such an intricate object have come about by chance? Tackling this subject—in writing that the New York Times called "a masterpiece"—Richard Dawkins builds a carefully reasoned and lovingly illustrated argument for evolutionary adaptation as the mechanism for life on earth. The metaphor of Mount Improbable represents the combination of perfection and improbability that is epitomized in the seemingly "designed" complexity of living things. Dawkins skillfully guides the reader on a breathtaking journey through the mountain's passes and up its many peaks to demonstrate that following the improbable path to perfection takes time. Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins's eloquent descriptions of extraordinary adaptations such as the teeming populations of figs, the intricate silken world of spiders, and the evolution of wings on the bodies of flightless animals. And through it all runs the thread of DNA, the molecule of life, responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time. Climbing Mount Improbable is a book of great impact and skill, written by the most prominent Darwinian of our age.

Science in the Soul

Science in the Soul
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0399592245
ISBN 13: 9780399592249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science in the Soul Book Review:

A "defense of science and clear thinking [in a] career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time"--Amazon.com.

Candidate Without a Prayer

Candidate Without a Prayer
Author: Herb Silverman
Publsiher: Humanist Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-03-31
ISBN 10: 0931779219
ISBN 13: 9780931779213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candidate Without a Prayer Book Review:

A Candle in the Dark

A Candle in the Dark
Author: Megan Chance
Publsiher: Megan Chance
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-01-15
ISBN 10: 1936632004
ISBN 13: 9781936632008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Candle in the Dark Book Review:

Historical Romance novel: When prostitute Ana hires alcoholic doctor Cain D'Alessandro to partner her on the journey to the gold fields of California via Panama, she doesn't realize her life will be changed forever.

The Blind Watchmaker

The Blind Watchmaker
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-11-28
ISBN 10: 0141966424
ISBN 13: 9780141966427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Watchmaker Book Review:

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?

The Yellow Star

The Yellow Star
Author: Aaron Seth
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2016-07-25
ISBN 10: 1460286650
ISBN 13: 9781460286654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yellow Star Book Review:

What is life worth, when nothing is left? Young Aharon, no more than twelve, tells us his struggles during the Holocaust. Despite the atmosphere and religious differences, he was able to relive the Passover Seder with a gentile friend. How can a young boy subsist when he lost almost everyone he loved? Did he find solace through his friend’s words? Even though, the days were long and harsh Aharon gave strength when he had none left. Even though, the nights were dark and scary. Aharon gave hope when he had none left. Even though the days and nights turned into years of tears, Aharon gave courage when all else fails.

A Candle in the Dark

A Candle in the Dark
Author: Adèle Geras
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781405662598
ISBN 13: 140566259X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Candle in the Dark Book Review:

The year is 1938 and the world is poised on the brink of war - Germany is a dangerous place for Jews. Clara and her little brother, Maxi, must leave behind everything they know and go to England to live with a family they have never met.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780192860927
ISBN 13: 0192860925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene Book Review:

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

The Extended Phenotype

The Extended Phenotype
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-08-21
ISBN 10: 0198788916
ISBN 13: 9780198788911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extended Phenotype Book Review:

In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as theunit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals.So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extendedphenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences.The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort.Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

A Candle in the Dark

A Candle in the Dark
Author: Thomas Ady
Publsiher: Theophania Publishing
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2011-05-02
ISBN 10: 9781770830417
ISBN 13: 1770830413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Candle in the Dark Book Review:

The Grand Errour of these latter Ages is ascribing power to Witches, and by foolish imagination of mens brains, without grounds in the Scriptures, wrongfull killing of the innocent under the name of Witches; unto which Idolatry and bloud-guiltiness (being as bad, or worse than the Idolatry of the ancient Heathen) men are led as violently by fond imagination, as were the Ephesians to the worshipping of Diana, and of the Image which (as they blindly thought) fell down from Jupiter, Acts 19. 35. It is reported by Travellers, that some People in America do worship, for a day, the first living Creature they see in the morning, be it but a Bird, or a Worm; this Idolatry is like the Idolatry of this part of the World, who when they are afflicted in Body, or Goods, by Gods hand, they have an eye to some Mouse, or Bugg, or Frog, or other living Creature, saying, It is some Witches Impe that is sent to afflict them, ascribing the Work of God, to a Witch, or any mean Creature rather than to God.

A Devil s Chaplain

A Devil s Chaplain
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-10-27
ISBN 10: 0547416520
ISBN 13: 9780547416526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Devil s Chaplain Book Review:

Essays on morality, mortality, and much more from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion. This early collection of essays from renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is an enthusiastic declaration, a testament to the power of rigorous scientific examination to reveal the wonders of the world. In these essays, Dawkins revisits the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in his groundbreaking work, The Selfish Gene. Here also are moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including a eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; correspondence with fellow biologist Stephen Jay Gould; commentary on the events of 9/11; and visits with the famed paleoanthropologists Richard and Meave Leakey at their African wildlife preserve. Ending with a vivid note to Dawkins’s ten-year-old daughter, reminding her to remain curious, ask questions, and live the examined life, A Devil’s Chaplain is a fascinating read by “a man of firm opinions, which he expresses with clarity and punch” (Scientific American).

Dawkins Vs Gould

Dawkins Vs  Gould
Author: Kim Sterelny
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123336732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawkins Vs Gould Book Review:

A revised and updated edition of a title exploring the battle between evolutionary theory's biggest names. Known as one of the firecest battles in science Dawkins and Gould and their supporters have argued over evolution, for over twenty years, and continue, despite Gould's death. Kim Sterelny exposes the real differences between the conceptions of evolution of these two leading scientists. He shows that the conflict extends beyond evolution to their very beliefs in science itself.