English Science Writers: Richard Dawkins, Roger Penrose, Desmond Morris, Matt Ridley, Julian Huxley, Thomas Browne, Stephen Hawking

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General Books, 2010 - 284 Seiten
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: Richard Dawkins, Roger Penrose, Desmond Morris, Charles Sheffield, Matt Ridley, Julian Huxley, Thomas Browne, Stephen Hawking, Simon Singh, Ray Lankester, Archibald Low, Ben Goldacre, Lancelot Hogben, E. B. Ford, John Battersby Crompton Lamburn, Norman Lockyer, Ian Stewart, David Pearce, John D. Barrow, Bryan Sykes, David Andrew Phoenix, David Baboulene, George Adams, Edward Max Nicholson, Henry Gee, John Hill, Richard Quain, Roger Cashmore, Richard Susskind, Timo Hannay, Nigel Calder, J. W. N. Sullivan, Fred Pearce, Neil Ardley, Chris Smith, Humphry Bowen, James Glaisher, Brian Clegg, Donald Broom, Rodney Dale, Maurice Burton, Ehsan Masood, Norman Robert Campbell, Robert Gunther, Frederick Field, Michael Brooks, Michael Mingos, Tony Hey, Patrick Bateson, John Skoyles, Philip Ball, Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, Michael White, David Darling, Frank Greenaway, Hugh Aldersey-Williams, John Michael Allaby, Andrew Hodges, Chris Tofts, Arabella Buckley, Woods Hutchinson, Gianni A. Sarcone, David Bainbridge, W. S. Bristowe, Carol Ballard, Paul Broks. Excerpt: Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL (born 26 March 1941), known as Richard Dawkins, is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term meme. In 1982 he introduced an influential concept into evolutionary biology, presented in his book The Extended Phenotype, that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment, including the bodies of other organisms. Dawkins is an atheist and humanist, a Vi...

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