The Selfish Gene : 40th Anniversary edition

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Richard Dawkins
Format
Paperback | 496 pages
Dimensions
131 x 196 x 37mm | 460g
Publication date
01 Jun 2018
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
4th Revised edition
Illustrations note
9 black and white images
ISBN10
0198788606
ISBN13
9780198788607
Bestsellers rank
523