The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition

Paperback | April 15, 2006

byRichard Dawkins

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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 ofNeo-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 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 Gen...

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 iThe Extended Phenotype/i (1982) and its sequel iThe Blind Watchmaker/i (1986), iRi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.82 inPublished:April 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199291152

ISBN - 13:9780199291151

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! As an engineering grad, I wasn't exposed to biology as much as the other hard sciences. This book was a great introduction to evolution and the genetics aspects of biology, and opened up my interest by citing other notable authors and subjects!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I can see why this is a classic - its a really new way of looking at life. Awesome book - read it!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 40th anniversary already! brought this 2 years ago. got the 30th anniversary edition, now there is the 40th anniversary edition. definitely one of the best book in biology history. buy it. maybe a bit hard to understand but worth it.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dawkins! His first and possibly his best!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow These ideas are probably the most interesting concepts within modern Biology. I would think the ideas presented in this book complete Darwin's theory of natural selection and serve as the foundations of life and evolution. Dawkins has a done an absolutely great job presenting everything in a format that can be understood by anyone with a bit of background in Biology. Even if no previous exposures, with some research the main concepts can be understood. I highly recommend this book
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Table of Contents

Introduction to 3rd ednPreface to 1989 2nd ednForeword to 1976 1st ednPreface to 1976 1st edn1. Why are people?2. The replicators3. Immortal coils4. The gene machine5. Aggression: stability and the selfish machine6. Genesmanship7. Family planning8. Battle of the generations9. Battle of the sexes10. You scratch my back, I'll ride on yours11. Memes: the new replicators12. Nice guys finish first13. The long reach of the geneEndnotesReviews from earlier editionsUpdated bibliographyIndex and key to bibliography

Editorial Reviews

'Scientists give every appearance of being addicts, and science is their vice. That is one reason why progress in science is so rapid. I for one have benefited a great deal from Dawkins's addiction.'David L. Hull, Nature