The Selfish Gene : 30th Anniversary edition: 30th Anniversary edition (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Mar 16, 2006 - Mathematics - 384 pages
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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. As relevant and influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research.
  

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As usual Dawkins' prose is clear and very easy to read. - Goodreads
Brilliant scientific writing and insights. - Goodreads
Great overview of gene centered evolution. - Goodreads
A fascinating book from an always engaging writer. - Goodreads
Still, definitely educational and very interesting. - Goodreads
So natural selection chooses between genes, selfishly. - Goodreads

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A thrilling popular science classic. Repays reading and re-reading, first by embedding the threshold concept of the gene's-eye-view of evolution, second with connected ideas like cultural memes, and ... Read full review

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Fantastic book, accessible, well written, everyone should read this, gives great insights into what is life, how "we" fit, and how we're not so different from other lifeforms. Read full review

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Contents

1 Why are people?
1
2 The replicators
12
3 Immortal coils
21
4 The gene machine
46
stability and the selfish machine
66
6 Genesmanship
88
7 Family planning
109
8 Battle of the generations
123
10 You scratch my back Ill ride on yours
166
the new replicators
189
12 Nice guys finish first
202
13 The long reach of the gene
234
Endnotes
267
Updated bibliography
333
Index and key to bibliography
345
Extracts from reviews
353

9 Battle of the sexes
140

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Richard Dawkins writes about such topics as DNA and genetic engineering, virtual reality, astronomy, and evolution. Dawkins was educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Humanism. Dawkins' books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable. His book, entitled The God Delusion, shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children. Dawkins supports his points with historical and contemporary evidence. His title An Appetitie for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

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