Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, who served as Oxford University’s professor ‘for public understanding of science’ until 2008, is one of our most frequently recommended authors on Five Books. Rising to public prominence with his book The Selfish Gene (1976) he is now as well known for his public advocacy of atheism.

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The best books on The Emergence of Understanding, recommended by Peter Atkins

Science is the only way to make sense of the world around us and the scientific method the only way to establish truth, says Peter Atkins, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. Author of several chemistry textbooks as well as many popular science books, he recommends books that track the evolution of our understanding about the world around us, starting with an anthology of sacred texts and ending with Shakespeare.

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