Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist, An

Richard Dawkins
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-10-29 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Ecco Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists. and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists. Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes . But what were the influences that shaped his life and intellectual development And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the worldIn An Appetite for Wonder we join him on a personal journey back to an enchanting childhood in colonial Africa. There the exotic natural world was his constant companion. Boarding school in England at the age of eight. and. later. public school at Oundle introduce Dawkins. and the reader. to strange rules and eccentric schoolmasters. vividly described with both humorous affection and some reservation. An initial ferven...

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