Free Press; Illustrated edition (August 24, 2010), Scientist Richard Dawkins Introduces The Greatest Show on Earth, The writing style is just perfect if you are a layperson, Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2016. You almost get a whole new perspective and appreciation for nature while reading it. Probably his best. Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2019. i found it hard to rate this book. We just don't know how the game got started... Takeaway: a bat and you are mammals sharing a homologous skeleton. -- Dr. Alice Roberts, biological anthropologist, author, and broadcaster. The only problem I have with the book is that I am a younger reader (16) and I find some of the words worthy of frequent dictionary visits and some of the metaphors and expressions hard to grasp, so it is a bit difficult for a younger reader who will have to get their heads around some difficult uses of speech but apart from this, I would recommend this book highly! The book … ", this book is definitely for you. It is hard not to marvel at Richard Dawkins's luminous telling of the story of evolution and the way that it has shaped our world. Probably his best. If (as Dawkins states in the introduction) this book is written so that readers can lend the book to anyone who believes in creationism to rationally explain why they're wrong, then the jokes about how ridiculous religion is seems to be a weird way to go about it. DOI: 10.5860/choice.47-3136 Corpus ID: 192583872 The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution @inproceedings{Dawkins2009TheGS, title={The Greatest Show on Earth: … Discolouration present. That chapter is called "Silence and Slow Time" and it's chapter 4. In reading Dawkins, one is left awed at the beauty of the theory and humbled by the power of science to understand some of the greatest mysteries of life." The Greatest Show on Earth comes at a critical time: systematic opposition to the fact of evolution is now flourishing as never before, especially in America. I hope it changes your life and ways of thinking in as much of a profound way as it has affected me. Book Review: The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins February 23, 2020 September 5, 2020 Rebekah K If you only know of Richard Dawkins as a militant anti-theist, then you … From a non-religious side, I find the pokes just as irritating, since I already know Dawkins' stance on religion and would rather read about the evidence! This book really changed my life. All living things are your distant cousins, Dawkins shouts sitting on evidence. ", "--Nature""Up until now, Richard Dawkins has said everything interesting that there is to say about evolution -- with one exception. anyone who has a foundational knowledge of evolution may find themselves bored by a bunch of facts they already know without many new examples or experiments and those who don't may find themselves insulted. To my mind, presenting compelling arguments for rational thought and encouraging us, as humans, to take control and responsibility for ourselves. With James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Richard Dawkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. Entertaining. Unable to add item to List. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins, 9780552775243, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. ― Richard Dawkins, quote from The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution “When we look at a solid lump of iron or rock, we are 'really' looking at what is almost entirely empty space. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution is a superbly written book, richly illustrated with stunning examples straight out of the natural world and earth's complicated history. Great read, but Dawkins gives in to his anti-religion stance a bit too often, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 22, 2013. The first edition of the novel was published in 2009, and was written by Richard Dawkins. The sequence of chapters is masterfully dealt with, beginning with basic principles that are difficult to dispute, before going down the "primrose path" (Dawkins' own words) to more nuanced evidence. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. 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