The Selfish Gene
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 Selfish Gene, Dawkins explains how the selfish gene can also be a subtle gene. The world of the selfish gene revolves around savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit, and yet, Dawkins argues, acts of apparent altruism do exist in nature. Bees, for example, will commit suicide when they sting to protect the hive, and birds will risk their lives to warn the flock of an approaching hawk.
This revised edition of Dawkins' fascinating book contains two new chapters. One, entitled "Nice Guys Finish First," demonstrates how cooperation can evolve even in a basically selfish world. The other new chapter, entitled "The Long Reach of the Gene," which reflects the arguments presented in Dawkins' The Extended Phenotype, clarifies the startling view that genes may reach outside the bodies in which they dwell and manipulate other individuals and even the world at large. Containing a wealth of remarkable new insights into the biological world, the second edition once again drives home the fact that truth is stranger than fiction.
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I love Richard Dawkins--his sensibility, his reason, his wit. I listened to the audiobook version of this (read by Dawkins and Lalla Ward) and it was terrific. I'm giving it four stars because there ... Read full review
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A great book that describes evolution for laymen Read full review
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The Selfish Gene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Selfish Gene is a very popular and somewhat controversial book on evolution by Richard Dawkins, published in 1976. It builds upon the principal theory ...
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The Selfish Gene
The world of the selfish gene is one of savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit. But what of the acts of apparent altruism found in nature ...
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The Selfish Gene
This idea has been expressed by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene which is used as a textbook in American universities. ...
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TED | tedblog: Richard Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene"
Whether or not you've read The Selfish Gene, I urge you to give this edition your attention. It's brilliantly written and profound. It may shock. ...
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R-Views: Book: The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
With The Selfish Gene I got plenty of such moments, because even of the number of pages doesn't seem that high the small font and the sheer concentration of ...
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Dawkins:The Selfish Gene: BOOK SUMMARY
Dawkins, R. (1976) The Selfish Gene. Oxford: Oxford University Press, reprinted in 1989. Dawkins, R. (1998) Unweaving the Rainbow. ...
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Evolution of the selfish gene: Nature
Published 30 years ago, The Selfish Gene has been, and remains, one of the most ... In the last chapter of the first edition of The Selfish Gene, ...
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Cognition.Sociobiology.98: Re: "The Selfish Gene"
simply explained in terms of The Selfish Gene. However he goes on to ... This seems to oppose a lot of what The Selfish Gene says on family ...
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notes on The Selfish Gene
As well as giving a popular account of evolution and the idea of the selfish gene as the unit of natural selection, it also introduces the meme meme. ...
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The selfish gene's birthday | Comment is free
The Selfish Gene" is 30 years old and was celebrated with a stunning cast of short lectures at .... I studied 'The Selfish Gene' at university 29 years ago. ...
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