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The selfish gene

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., 30th anniversary ed.View all editions and formats
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Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands of readers to rethink their beliefs about life. In his internationally bestselling, now classic volume, The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 0199291144 9780199291144 0199291152 9780199291151
OCLC Number: 254756534
Notes: Bibliogr. S. [333] - 343.
Previous edition: 1989.
Description: XXIII, 360 S. : graph. Darst. ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction to 30th anniversary edition --
Preface to second edition --
Foreword to first edition --
Preface to first edition --
1. Why are people? --
2. The replicators --
3. Immortal coils --
4. The gene machine --
5. Aggression: stability and the selfish machine --
6. Genesmanship --
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 --
Endnotes --
Updated bibliography --
Index and key to bibliography --
Extracts from reviews.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins.
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Dawkins's first book, The Selfish Gene, was a smash hit... Best of all, Dawkins laid out this biology - some of it truly subtle - in stunningly lucid prose. (It is, in my view, the best work of Read more...

 
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