The Resource An appetite for wonder: : the making of a scientist, Richard Dawkins, (electronic resource)

An appetite for wonder: : the making of a scientist, Richard Dawkins, (electronic resource)

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An appetite for wonder: : the making of a scientist
Title
An appetite for wonder:
Title remainder
the making of a scientist
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Richard Dawkins
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eng
Summary
In his first memoir, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, and later at boarding school, where he began his career as a skeptic. Arriving at Oxford in 1959, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university's legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It's to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening. In 1973, provoked by the dominance of group selection theory and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, "my bestseller." It was, of course, The Selfish Gene. This is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist and how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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1941-
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Dawkins, Richard
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  • 570/.92
  • B
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Read by Lalla Ward with the author
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  • Ward, Lalla
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  • Dawkins, Richard
  • Biologists
  • Evolution (Biology)
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adult
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An appetite for wonder: : the making of a scientist, Richard Dawkins, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587288
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MWT11587288
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 56 min.))
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Label
An appetite for wonder: : the making of a scientist, Richard Dawkins, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587288
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT11587288
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 56 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587288
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unknown
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access
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sound
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  • other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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