384 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.82 in
April 15, 2006
Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0199291152
ISBN - 13: 9780199291151
About the Book
In his internationally bestselling, now classic volume, Dawkins explains how the selfish gene can also be a subtle gene. This anniversary edition retains all original material, including the two enlightening chapters in the second edition, and a new Introduction by Dawkins.
Table of Contents
Introduction to 3rd edn
Preface to 1989 2nd edn
Foreword to 1976 1st edn
Preface to 1976 1st edn
1. Why are people?
2. The replicators
3. Immortal coils
4. The gene machine
5. Aggression: stability and the selfish machine
7. Family planning
8. Battle of the generations
9. Battle of the sexes
10. You scratch my back, I'll ride on yours
11. Memes: the new replicators
12. Nice guys finish first
13. The long reach of the gene
Reviews from earlier editions
Index and key to bibliography
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
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), iRiver Out of Eden/i (1995), iClimbing Mount Improbable/i (1996), iUnweaving the Rainbow/i (1998), iA Devil's Chaplain/i (2004) and iThe Ancestor's Tale/i (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.
'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