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Selfish Gene

ISBN-10: 0199291152
ISBN-13: 9780199291151
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Richard Dawkins
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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.

Richard Dawkins writes about such topics as DNA and genetic engineering, virtual reality, astronomy, and evolution. Dawkins was educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Humanism. Dawkins' books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable. His book, entitled The God Delusion, shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children. Dawkins supports his points with historical and contemporary evidence. His title An Appetitie for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

Introduction to 30th anniversary edition
Preface to second edition
Foreword to first edition
Preface to first edition
Why are people?
The replicators
Immortal coils
The gene machine
Aggression: stability and the selfish machine
Genesmanship
Family planning
Battle of the generations
Battle of the sexes
You scratch my back, I'll ride on yours
Memes: the new replicators
Nice guys finish first
The long reach of the gene
Endnotes
Updated bibliography
Index and key to bibliography
Extracts from reviews

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