In a book that looks to the sky, Richard Dawkins takes us on a flight of fancy.
There is more to flight than flying, it would seem, and Richard Dawkins’s latest work, Flights of Fancy proves this in his trademark persuasive style. An examination of nature, of ideas, and of dreams, this book takes us from the mythological tragedy of Icarus, to the extinct glory of the Argentavis magnificens, to the modern-day pilots who ferry us around the world.
One of the world’s most eminent scientists and thinkers, Dawkins is often controversial, though as a conversationalist, he is endlessly engaging. As he returns to our festival stage in Dublin, this is an event guaranteed to make the soul soar.
‘Dawkins writes with such an irresistible combination of mastery of the subject, delight in it, and vividness. A total pleasure’ Michael Frayn