The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition

Category: Book
By (author): Dawkins, Richard
Subject:  SCIENCE / General
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: June 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.71in x 5.07in x 1.25in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"From the moment of its publication 40 years ago, it has been a sparkling best-seller and a scientific game-changer." --Matt Ridley, Nature
Review Quote*Review from previous edition: "The sort of popular science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius." --New York Times
Review Quote*"This book should be read, can be read, by almost everyone. It describes with great skill a new face of the theory of evolution." --BW.D. Hamilton, Science
Review Quote*"Learned, witty and very well written...Exhilaratingly good." --Peter Medawar in The Spectator
Review Quote*"The exciting theories and their wide implications are explaned with clarity, wit and enthusiasm." --Peter Parker, Sunday Times
Review Quote*"Dawkins demonstrates that complex, theoretical or mathematical ideas can be expressed rigorously, in plain English. The book remains an excellent way for those who have not been trained in evolution to understand modern arguments." --Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Review Quote*"A splendid example of how difficult scientific ideas can be explained by someone who understands them and is willing to take the trouble." --The New Yorker
Review Quote*"the reader will come away with a clear understanding of kin selection, evolutionary stable strategies, and similar staples of the literature on evolutionary theories of animal behaviour. This is a considerable achievement." --Times Higher Education Supplement
Review Quote*"Buy this book, read it and recommend it to your students...There is still nothing else quite like it. Not only are the new chapters and endnotes worthy additions to the original, but the 1976 text comes up as fresh as a primrose and, in its way, nearly as perfect." --Animal Behaviour