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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe with out design by Richard Dawkins - Paperback - 1987 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000515)

The Blind Watchmaker: Why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe with out design

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The Blind Watchmaker: Why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe with out design

by Richard Dawkins

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9780393304480
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New York: W. W. Norton, 1987. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition, eighth printing. Near Fine. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Dust stains to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvi+332+15 pages. 22 illustrations.

The seminal text for understanding evolution. 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 enormous complexity, diversity, and beauty. Deep enough to be valuable to biologists, yet simple and well-written so as to appeal to a mass audience.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000515
Title
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe with out design
Author
Richard Dawkins
Illustrator
Liz Pyle
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0393304485
ISBN 13
9780393304480
Publisher
W. W. Norton
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1987
Keywords
Darwin, Darwinism, evolution, natural selection, biology, life sciences
Bookseller catalogs
Science & Technology;
Size
8vo

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