Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the rich variety of his interests. Whether he is examining postmodernism or the Human Genome Project, penning a letter to his daughter, or writing a moving eulogy to Douglas Adams and e-mailing Stephen Jay Gould, Dawkins writes with an intellectual vigour and grace that is second to none. This is a very human collection that shows not only the acuity of Dawkins' scientific mind, but also his sense of humour and the warmth of his relationships with friends and family.
"A must-read for fans and non-fans alike and for people of an independent mind everywhere" THE HERALD
"His arguments sing with clear-eyed passion and conviction" THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"Whatever his topic Dawkins is always eloquent, passionate and persuasive. The man is a national treasure." Charles Fernyhough, Scotland on Sunday