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The selfish gene

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Binding)
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 019857519X 9780198575191
OCLC Number: 2681149
Description: xi, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 generations --
Battle of the sexes --
You scratch my back, I'll ride on yours --
Memes: the new replicators.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins.

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This book tells of the selfish gene. A world of savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit. But what of the acts of apparent altruism in nature the bees who commit suicide when they sting  Read more...

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