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The Resource Brief candle in the dark : my life in science, Richard Dawkins

Brief candle in the dark : my life in science, Richard Dawkins

Label
Brief candle in the dark : my life in science
Title
Brief candle in the dark
Title remainder
my life in science
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dawkins, Richard
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • 509.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dawkins, Richard
  • Dawkins, Richard
  • Scientists
  • Ethologists
  • Biography
Label
Brief candle in the dark : my life in science, Richard Dawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780552779449
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780552779449
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Brief candle in the dark : my life in science, Richard Dawkins
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780552779449
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780552779449
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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