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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date September 1, 2015
Pages 400
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780593072561
ISBN-10 0593072561
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $25.35
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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.

Called “one of the best nonfiction writers alive today” (Stephen Pinker) and a “prize-fighter” (Nature), Richard Dawkins cheerfully, mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement. Exploring the halls of intellectual inquiry and stardom he encountered after the publication of his seminal work, The Selfish Gene; affectionately lampooning the world of academia, publishing, and television; and studding the pages with 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.

On the publication of his tenth book, the smash hit, The God Delusion, a “resounding trumpet blast for truth” (Matt Ridley), Richard Dawkins was catapulted from mere intellectual stardom into a circle of celebrity thinkers dubbed, “The New Atheists”—including Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett.

Throughout A Brief Candle in the Dark, 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.



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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
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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.
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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 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.
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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