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    DescriptionThe million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. As relevant and 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.


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    Title
    The Selfish Gene
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Dawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199291151
    ISBN 10: 0199291152
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 576.5
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    DC22: 576.82
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16710
    LC classification: QH437 .D38 2006b
    Thema V1.0: PSAJ, PDZ
    Edition
    30, Special edition
    Edition statement
    30th Anniversary edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Richard Dawkins is the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, Fellow of New College, Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His bestselling books include The Extended Phenotype (1982) and its sequel The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1998), A Devil's Chaplain (2004) and The Ancestor's Tale (2004). He has won many literary and scientific awards, including the 1987 Royal Society of Literature Award, the 1990 Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the 1994 Nakayama Prize for Human Science, the 1997 International Cosmos Prize, and the Shakespeare Prize in 2005.
    Review quote
    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 popular science ever written.) H. Allen Orr, New York Review of Books The Selfish Gene is a classic. Robin McKie, The Observer A genuine cultural landmark of our time. The Independent Review from previous edition The sort of popular science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius. New York Times
    Table of contents
    Introduction to 3rd edn ; Preface to 1989 2nd edn ; Foreword to 1976 1st edn ; Preface to 1976 1st edn ; 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 ; Reviews from earlier editions ; Updated bibliography ; Index and key to bibliography