The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition

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OUP Oxford, Mar 16, 2006 - Science - 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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The book is a very good blend of information about the genetic make up of living beings and speculation about the development of life on earth. I feel the 2006 edition is a must, because the endnotes ... Read full review

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Richard Dawkins helped to catalyze a paradigm shift with his book "The Selfish Gene". The 30th anniversary edition clarifies, and updates on some of the arguments made against Dawkins as well as ... 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 is the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, Fellow of New College, Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His bestselling books include The Extended Phenotype (1982) and its sequel The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1998), A Devil's Chaplain (2004) and The Ancestor's Tale (2004). He has won many literary and scientific awards, including the 1987 Royal Society of Literature Award, the 1990 Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the 1994 Nakayama Prize for Human Science, the 1997 International Cosmos Prize, and the Shakespeare Prize in 2005.

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