The Selfish Gene
The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages.
As 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. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published.
This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews.
Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
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Best Popular Science Book Ever Best Biology Book This books changes everything After reading this book you'll definitely change you. Buy latest anniversary edition and read notes at the end of the book! In audiobook edition notes are included! Read full review
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It may be that genetics can never be rendered clearly for the laymen. I certainly struggled with this despite Dawkins reputation as a man who could explain complex subjects gracefully. The central ... Read full review
1 WHY ARE PEOPLE?
2 THE REPLICATORS
3 IMMORTAL COILS
4 THE GENE MACHINE
7 FAMILY PLANNING
8 BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS
12 NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST
13 THE LONG REACH OF THE GENE
EPILOGUE TO 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS
9 BATTLE OF THE SEXES
10 YOU SCRATCH MY BACK ILL RIDE ON YOURS