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Brief Candle In The Dark


Author Richard Dawkins Published by Black Swan ISBN 9780552779449 EAN 9780552779449 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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In ‘An Appetite for Wonder’ Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life. 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 and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five 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 ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core.