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The Selfish Gene

40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science)

Richard Dawkins

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 i...
Publish Date
July 31
First Published in 1976
Goodreads rating
Feb 13, 2018
Mind blowing book. “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins. But warning you, it’s too true for most people to handle...      source
Sep 06, 2016
Three crucial books on our origins & our natures:      source
An explanation of evolution since the beginning of life that explains things from the perspective of individual genes.      source
Aug 09, 2020
@radioriley @RichardDawkins Yes, excellent book, also his The Blind Watchmaker.      source
Turned evolutionary biology on its head and was written like a great detective story.      source
Had a profound influence on me pretty early on.      source
It just seemed to explain everything.      source
Jan 19, 1996
I had to read the Selfish Gene twice before I fully understood it and there were things I believed all my life that weren't so and I think it's just wonderful when you have those experiences.       source