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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date January 16, 2008
Pages 463
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618918249
ISBN-10 0618918248
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summary
In an impassioned rebuttal to religion, a noted scientist and author of The Blind Watchmaker speaks out on the irrationality of belief in God; criticizes the dire impact of religion on society, from the Crusades to September 11; and argues that religion fuels war, bigotry, child abuse, violence, and other ills. Reprint.
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A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.

With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780618680009
 
from Houghton Mifflin (October 18, 2006)
9780618680009 | details & prices | 406 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, child abuse, and violence.
Paperback
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With Richard Dawkins | from Gardners Books (May 19, 2016); titled "God Delusion"
9781784161927 | details & prices | 464 pages | List price $13.90
This edition also contains The God Delusion
About: A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (January 16, 2008)
9780618918249 | details & prices | 463 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.95
About: In an impassioned rebuttal to religion, a noted scientist and author of The Blind Watchmaker speaks out on the irrationality of belief in God; criticizes the dire impact of religion on society, from the Crusades to September 11; and argues that religion fuels war, bigotry, child abuse, violence, and other ills.
With Richard Dawkins | from Transworld Pub (October 2, 2006)
9780593058251 | details & prices | 406 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $21.40
This edition also contains The God Delusion
About: A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.
Miscellaneous
With Richard Dawkins | from Houghton Mifflin (January 16, 2008); titled "God Delusion"
9780547348667 | details & prices | List price $15.95
This edition also contains The God Delusion
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400103782 Book cover for 9781400153787
 
Mp3 edition from Tantor Media Inc (February 1, 2007)
9781400153787 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.24 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, child abuse, and violence.
Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (February 1, 2007)
9781400103782 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $39.99
About: Argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, child abuse, and violence.

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