A book from which the love of science and the love of language shine. (Science
An amalgamation of brilliant reads. (New Scientist
Every school library should own a copy of this book; every person with even a passing interest in science should read it. (Jerry A. Coyne, Times Literary Supplement.
Beautiful volume...A labour of love. (Steven Poole. The Guardian.
A glorius celebration of literary scientists. (Harry Richie Mail on Sunday
A brilliant collection... If you could only ever read one science book, this should probably be it. (New Scientist
It is a real treasure trove of unexpected pleasures. (Sunday Telegraph. Kenan Malik
About the Author
Richard Dawkins is the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, and a Fellow of New College, Oxford. His bestselling books include The God Delusion
(2006); The Selfish Gene
(1976); The Extended Phenotype
(1982); The Blind Watchmaker
(1986); Unweaving the Rainbow
(1998); and The Ancestor's Tale
(2004). Dawkins is a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the 1987 Royal Society of Literature Award, the 1990 Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the 1994 Nakayama Prize, the 1997 International Cosmos Prize for Achievement in Human Science, the Kistler Prize in 2001, and the Shakespeare Prize in 2005.