River Out of Eden

River Out of Eden

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Basic Books

Published: 2008-08-04

Total Pages: 198

ISBN-13: 0786724269

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How did the replication bomb we call ”life” begin and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as ”the sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius”), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery.


A River Out of Eden

A River Out of Eden

Author: John Hockenberry

Publisher: Vintage

Published: 2015-05-20

Total Pages: 382

ISBN-13: 1101970146

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On a night of torrential rain, a warrior appears near the Colombia River, where the Chinook people thrived before the hydroelectric dams came and changed their entire way of life. He has come to reclaim the river, to return it to its original majesty. Soon after, government employees are found murdered with elaborate harpoons. As the body count grows, Francine Smohalla, a government marine biologist of Chinook and white descent, embarks on her own investigation of the bizarre murders. As she desperately tries to find the killer and prevent any other murders, she finds herself spinning in the convergence of ethnic hatreds between Indians and whites, an unlikely relationship with a kindred spirit whose troubled life has led him to contemplate terrorism and apocalypse, an ancient prophecy about the return of her beloved salmon, and the giant dams on the Columbia that loom large and as seemingly immovable as the mountains themselves. A River Out of Eden is a gripping literary thriller straight from today’s headlines set against the uniquely American contradictions of the Pacific Northwest.


A River Flows from Eden

A River Flows from Eden

Author: Melila Hellner-Eshed

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Published: 2009-06-29

Total Pages: 488

ISBN-13: 0804776245

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In the Zohar, the jewel in the crown of Jewish mystical literature, the verse "A river flows from Eden to water the garden" (Genesis 2:10) symbolizes the river of divine plenty that unceasingly flows from the depths of divinity into the garden of reality. Hellner-Eshed's book investigates the flow of this river in the world of the Zoharic heroes, Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai and his disciples, as they embark upon their wondrous spiritual adventures. By focusing on the Zohar's language of mystical experience and its unique features, the author is able to provide remarkable scholarly insight into the mystical dimensions of the Zohar, namely the human quest for an enhanced experience of the living presence of the divine and the Zohar's great call to awaken human consciousness.


Studies in Armenian Art

Studies in Armenian Art

Author: Nira Stone

Publisher: BRILL

Published: 2019-07-29

Total Pages: 286

ISBN-13: 9004400508

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Nira Stone (1938-2013) contributed to the understanding of mediaeval Armenian art and painting. Her interest ranged over a millennium of artistic expression, and over such fields of creativity as manuscript painting, frescos, and mosaics. The volume contains her published papers and one made newly public.


River of Eden

River of Eden

Author: Glenna McReynolds

Publisher: Bantam

Published: 2002-01-01

Total Pages: 342

ISBN-13: 055358393X

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Sanchez Travers seemed more scoundrel than scientist, but Dr. Annie Parrish needs the help of the Harvard-educated ethnobiologist to head up the Amazon in search of an extraordinary discovery.


Climbing Mount Improbable

Climbing Mount Improbable

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Published: 1997-09-17

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 0393070522

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A brilliant book celebrating improbability as the engine that drives life, by the acclaimed author of The Selfish Gene and The Blind Watchmaker. The human eye is so complex and works so precisely that surely, one might believe, its current shape and function must be the product of design. How could such an intricate object have come about by chance? Tackling this subject—in writing that the New York Times called "a masterpiece"—Richard Dawkins builds a carefully reasoned and lovingly illustrated argument for evolutionary adaptation as the mechanism for life on earth. The metaphor of Mount Improbable represents the combination of perfection and improbability that is epitomized in the seemingly "designed" complexity of living things. Dawkins skillfully guides the reader on a breathtaking journey through the mountain's passes and up its many peaks to demonstrate that following the improbable path to perfection takes time. Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins's eloquent descriptions of extraordinary adaptations such as the teeming populations of figs, the intricate silken world of spiders, and the evolution of wings on the bodies of flightless animals. And through it all runs the thread of DNA, the molecule of life, responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time. Climbing Mount Improbable is a book of great impact and skill, written by the most prominent Darwinian of our age.


The Ancestor's Tale

The Ancestor's Tale

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 696

ISBN-13: 9780618619160

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A renowned biologist provides a sweeping chronicle of more than four billion years of life on Earth, shedding new light on evolutionary theory and history, sexual selection, speciation, extinction, and genetics.


The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1989

Total Pages: 372

ISBN-13: 9780192860927

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Science need not be dull and bogged down by jargon, as Richard Dawkins proves in this entertaining look at evolution. The themes he takes up are the concepts of altruistic and selfish behaviour; the genetical definition of selfish interest; the evolution of aggressive behaviour; kinshiptheory; sex ratio theory; reciprocal altruism; deceit; and the natural selection of sex differences. 'Should be read, can be read by almost anyone. It describes with great skill a new face of the theory of evolution.' W.D. Hamilton, Science