Richard Dawkins first catapulted to fame with his iconic work The Selfish Gene (1976), which in 2017 was voted The Royal Society's Most Inspiring Science Book of All Time. He went on to write a string of prestigious books including The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, The God Delusion, and two volumes of autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder (2013) and Brief Candle in the Dark (2015). He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature and the recipient of numerous honours and awards. He remains a fellow of New College, Oxford. In 2013, Dawkins was voted the world's top thinker in Prospect magazine's poll of 10,000 readers from over 100 countries.
"A very important book, especially in these times... a magnificent book, lucid and wise, truly magisterial " -- Ian McEwan
"Written with all the clarity and elegance of which Dawkins is a master. It should have a place in every school library - especially in the library of every "faith" school" -- Philip Pullman
"A resounding trumpet blast for truth... It feels like coming up for air" -- Matt Ridley
"A spirited and exhilarating read... Dawkins comes roaring forth in the full vigour of his powerful arguments, laying into fallacies and false doctrines with the energy of the polemicist at his most fiery" -- Joan Bakewell * Guardian *
"This is my favourite book of all time... a heroic and life-changing work" -- Derren Brown