The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition

June 23, 2016|
The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
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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.
Professor Richard Dawkins is one of the most influential science writers and communicators of our generation. He was the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he held from 1995 until 2008, and is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. His bestselling books include The Ex...
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Title:The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:544 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.27 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.27 in
Published:June 23, 2016
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780198788607

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