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- DescriptionThe Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious and automatic. If natural selection can be said to play the role of a watchmaker in nature, it is a blind one-working without foresight or purpose. In an eloquent, uniquely persuasive account of the theory of natural selection, Dawkins illustrates how simple organisms slowly change over time to create a world of ermous complexity, diversity, and beauty.
- Author BiographyRichard Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Understanding of Science at Oxford University, and is the author of The Selfish Gene, Climbing Mount Improbable, and many other books.
- PrizesWinner of Los Angeles Times Book Prize 1987.
- Author(s)Richard Dawkins
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication23/11/2015
- SubjectLife Sciences: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Content Note22 illustrations
- Weight380 g
- Width140 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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