Search Results: "P. T. Dawkins"


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The Ponzi  by P. T. Dawkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 2013

"An engaging but occasionally implausible tale about the power of greed."
In this financial thriller, the devious girlfriend of a failed stockbroker tricks him into setting up a Ponzi scheme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"The occasional distractions of pop-business cheerleading notwithstanding, if the book evokes a few creative ideas, it will have done good service."
Why think outside the box? Write business consultants Coyne and Coyne, "the key is to find just the right box in which to think." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"A pleasure in the face of so much scientific ignorance—biology rendered accessible and relevant to the utmost degree."
Look out, creationists. There's a new sheriff in town, and he talks like an Oxford don. Read full book review >

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THE SELFISH GENE by Richard Dawkins
Released: Jan. 27, 1976

"A very interesting treatment of a complex, controversial subject, not to be read lightly but all the more rewarding for that reason."
Richard Dawkins is an English zoologist who is determined to refute not only the man-is-nasty ethologists like Lorenz or Ardrey but also the E. O. Wilsons who see cooperation and altruism as genetic traits, exemplified even at the level of the social insects. Read full book review >

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BRIEF CANDLE IN THE DARK by Richard Dawkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An impressive overview of Dawkins' life's work, written with the freshness of youthful vigor."
The second volume of the acclaimed evolutionary biologist's autobiography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"A sharp mind is much in evidence, delighting in exposing fraud, providing instruction, baiting a colleague, and indulging in his own high-wire acts of evolutionary dreaming."
Dawkins takes to heart his title of Charles Simonyi Professor of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford in this thoughtful exegesis on the nature of science and why its detractors are all wrong. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"One of Dawkins's best: a big, almost encyclopedic compendium bursting with information and ideas."
Borrowing from Chaucer, Dawkins leads a grand tour of all surviving "pilgrims" to a "Canterbury" representing the very origin of life—and what a fantastic trip it is. Read full book review >

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THE GRAYBAR HOTEL by Curtis Dawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A well-turned and surprising addition to prison literature."
Stories about the subtle indignities and wandering imaginations that shape prison life, written by an inmate. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"And evidence, brilliantly presented and celebrated, is what readers will find here."
Collection of mostly previously published pieces that's no déjà vu trip, but a pleasure-inducing voyage into scientific principles. Read full book review >

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AN APPETITE FOR WONDER by Richard Dawkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"After delivering an entertaining account of his not-terribly-arduous youth and progression up the ladder of scientific academia, Dawkins ends with the publication of The Selfish Gene, but most readers will eagerly anticipate a concluding volume."
Dawkins (b. 1941), having written best-sellers on his favorite subjects including evolutionary biology (The Selfish Gene, 1976) and atheism (The God Delusion, 2006), turns to the traditional autobiography. Read full book review >

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CLIMBING MOUNT IMPROBABLE by Richard Dawkins
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Wonderful metaphorical trees examined in minute detail (including a tour de force on actual fig trees and their pollinating wasps), but Dawkins's evolutionary forest may be just a bit overpopulated with complex and improvable species."
Dawkins (River Out of Eden, 1995, etc.), who now holds a Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, is at pains in this new work to refute creationists, who have long championed the argument that organs like the human eye could never have arisen "by chance" and that therefore a "Designer" must be at work. Read full book review >