An inspiring introduction to science and a fascinating exploration of the natural world.
Richard Dawkins has written a string of bestselling books, including the phenomenal The God Delusion. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature, and has won numerous awards. He was a professor at Oxford University until 2008 and he remains a fellow of New College.
"Dawkins has a gift for making science enjoyable ... [He is] one of the greatest scientific writers/explainers of all time." * Bill Gates *
"A charming and free-ranging history of science." * Sunday Times *
"Prodigiously illustrated and beautifully designed ... I cannot think of a better, or simpler, introduction to science." * The Guardian *
"The text is persuasive whatever one's age ... the chapter on rainbows has the clearest explanation of how they appear that I've ever seen." * The Financial Times *
"It's the clearest and most beautifully written introduction to science I've ever read. Again and again I found myself saying "Oh! So that's how genes work!" (or stars, or tectonic plates, or all the other things he explains). Explanations I thought I knew were clarified; things I never understood were made clear for the first time." * Philip Pullman *