Richard Dawkins - Brief Candle In the Dark

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of CA
Ticket: $35 (Includes Signed Book)

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Richard Dawkins cheerfully, mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement in a Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science. Dawkins reminisces on exploring the halls of intellectual inquiry and the stardom he encountered after the publication of The Selfish Gene and the funny stories about the great men and women he's known. Dawkins offers a candid look at the events and ideas that encouraged him to shift his attention to the intersection of culture, religion, and science. He also invites the reader to look more closely at the brilliant succession of ten influential books that grew naturally out of his busy life, highlighting the ideas that connect them and excavating their origins. Throughout his memoir, Dawkins shares with us his infectious sense of wonder at the natural world, his enjoyment of the absurdities of human interaction, and his bracing awareness of life's brevity.

Richard Dawkins, voted Prospect magazine's #1 World Thinker, is the author of the blockbuster bestseller The God Delusion. He was first catapulted to fame with The Selfish Gene, which he followed with The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor's Tale, A Devil's Chaplain, The Greatest Show on Earth, and The Magic of Reality. Dawkins is a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. He was the inaugural holder of the Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Royal Society of Literature Award, the Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the Kistler Prize, the Shakespeare Prize, the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science, the Galaxy British Book Awards Author of the Year Award, and the International Cosmos Prize of Japan.

Location: 
Angelico Hall
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062288431
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Published: Ecco Press - September 29th, 2015

In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the twentieth century--The God Delusion.