The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins

The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition

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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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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Title:The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary editionFormat: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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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