In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him.
He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling with characteristic wry humour the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent – and some of the most eccentric – of the world's scientific luminaries. And he describes his experiences with his many publishers, television producers, interviewers and partners in debate, not least in the heady period when, after publication of The God Delusion in 2006, he is dubbed the world's most outspoken and controversial atheist.
Most important of all, for the first time he reviews with fresh and stimulating insights the evolving narrative of his ideas about science over the course of his highly distinguished career as thinker, teacher and writer. In Brief Candle in the Dark we are invited to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional characters described by the talented pen of one of the most exceptional of them all.
As the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, and a champion's league final, Steven Gerrard is an inspiration to fans and footballers alike. After joining his beloved Liverpool at the age of eight, he spent the next 28 years, and over 700 games, devoted to this one club. This book deals with his life and work.
From Whiskey to Water is the no-holds-barred memoir by one of South AfricaÆs most loved radio talk show hosts, Sam Cowen. Having kept her alcohol addiction well away from the public eye for over 14 years, in this tell-all tale, Sam finds the courage to talk about her struggle with her addiction to whiskey and food.
Trevor Manuel, sedert 1996 minister van finansies, is een van Suid-Afrika se geliefdste politieke leiers. Hy word wyd bewonder vir sy knap hantering van die ekonomie en sy professionele leierskap. Hier vertel Pippa Green, bekende joernalis en Nieman-genoot, die volle verhaal van 'n man wat van 'n nederige begin tot in die kern van mag gevorder het.
Hierdie versameling is uitgesoek deur Audrey se dogter, Marie Heese. Die soektog na essays wat Audrey se lewensverhaal in haar eie woorde vertel, het 'n merkwaardige resultaat opgelewer. Verspreid oor die nege bundels uit haar Sarie-rubrieke, gepubliseer oor 'n paar dekades, het Audrey haar lewe in sy volheid weergegee.
In 1990 two South African mothers were faced with an impossible choice. Should they surrender the child they had lovingly raised in order to get back the baby they had given birth to? Megs Clinton-Parker and Sandy Dawkins chose nurture over nature, simply unable to give up their two-year-old sons who were switched at birth at an East Rand hospital.
Errol Tobias se verkiesing tot Springbok was onmiddellik omstrede. In 1980 word hy ons eerste swart Springbok rugbyspeler û te midde van internasionale sport-isolasie en groeiende protes weens die regeringsbeleid.