Steven Poole THE GUARDIAN : 'there is a lovely tribute to Dawkins's friend Douglas Adams, some interesting speculations on the next few
decades of genetic engineering, an explanation of what crystals really are, and some heartfelt reminiscences of Africa. Patrick Nees THE DAILY TELEGRAPH : 'his arguments sing with clear-eyed passion and conviction' Travis Elborough THE SUNDAY TIMES : 'this erudite collection...... where Dawkins assesses the work of his late rival Stephen Jay Gould is essential reading.' SUNDAY HERALD : 'His passion collapses the notion that scientists are lab-coated androids.' NEW SCIENTIST : "A rare treat and it comes in seven servings, each essay will grip you at once." THE HERALD : "A must-read for fans and non-fans alike and for people of an independent mind everywhere."