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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date September 28, 2015
Pages 466
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393351491
ISBN-10 0393351491
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
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Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.

The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious and automatic. If natural selection can be said to play the role of a watchmaker in nature, it is a blind one―working without foresight or purpose.

In an eloquent, uniquely persuasive account of the theory of natural selection, Dawkins illustrates how simple organisms slowly change over time to create a world of enormous complexity, diversity, and beauty.

22 illustrations

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Paperback
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Reissue edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 28, 2015); titled "The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design"
9780393351491 | details & prices | 466 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $18.95
This edition also contains The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
About: Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (September 1, 1996); titled "The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design"
9780613913812 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $31.75
About: Clarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393304480 Book cover for 9780393315707 Book cover for 9780393351491
 
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With Richard Dawkins | Reissue edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 28, 2015)
9780393351491 | details & prices | 466 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $18.95
This edition also contains Blind Watchmaker: Why The Evidence Of Evolution Reveals A Universe Without Design
About: Richard Dawkins’s classic remains the definitive argument for our modern understanding of evolution.
Subsequent edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 29, 1996)
9780393315707 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Clarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian
With Adeline Rucquoi | from W W Norton & Co Inc (January 1, 1988)
9780393304480 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Mille Fois A Compostelle: Pelerins Du Moyen Age
About: Clarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian
CD/Spoken Word
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With Lalla Ward (other contributor), Richard Dawkins | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (January 3, 2012)
9781455848133 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Despite the theory’s age, The Blind Watchmaker is as prescient and timely as ever.

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