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Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
By Richard Dawkins and Richard Dawkins (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperaudio
Publication date September 27, 2016
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062562234
ISBN-10 0062562231
Original list price $19.99
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins cheerfully, mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement. Dawkins offers here a candid look both at what encouraged him to shift his attention from the laboratory to the intersection of culture, religion, and science and at many of the primary figures in the merger between scientific and literary fields known to some as “The Third Culture.” Brief Candle in the Dark allows the listener new insight into the brilliant succession of influential books that grew naturally out of his busy life, highlighting the ideas that connect them and excavating their origins. Throughout, 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: all of which have made a deep imprint on our culture.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Ecco Pr (September 29, 2015); titled "Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science"
9780062288431 | details & prices | 455 pages | 5.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $27.99
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780062288455 Book cover for 9780062416995 Book cover for 9780593072561
 
Reprint edition from Ecco Pr (September 27, 2016); titled "Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science"
9780062288455 | details & prices | 416 pages | List price $15.99
About: 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.
Lgr edition from Harperluxe (October 13, 2015); titled "Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science"
9780062416995 | details & prices | 639 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $27.99
About: 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.
from Gardners Books (September 1, 2015); titled "Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science"
9780593072561 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $25.35
About: In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of his first 35 years In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far He paints a vivid picture coloured with wit anecdote and digression of the twentyfive postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students recalling with characteristic wry humour the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in tradition and ritual He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences in the company of some of the most prominent and most eccentric of the worlds scientific luminaries Most important of all for the first time he reviews with fresh and stimulating insights the evolving narrative of his ideas about science over the course of his highly distinguished career as thinker teacher and writer
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (September 27, 2016); titled "Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science"
9780062562234 | details & prices | List price $19.99
About: In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins cheerfully, mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement.
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (September 29, 2015); titled "Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science"
9780062417183 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $44.99
About: 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.

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