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Book review: Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins

By Philip Ball   September 2015

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins (Bantam, £20)91A4fbBRWwL I wonder how many people will feel moved to read the second volume of Richard Dawkins’s autobiography if they haven’t already made up their mind about him—for better or worse. Even less likely is that those who do will find any reason here to revise their opinion. But if we can put aside the hero/villain caricature, Brief Candle in the Dark stands as a highly readable account of the fascinating career of the science populariser. Picking up from the publication…

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