The Resource The selfish gene, Richard Dawkins

The selfish gene, Richard Dawkins

Label
The selfish gene
Title
The selfish gene
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Selfish Gene is remarkable in several ways. First published in 1976, aimed at a general audience and written by a then little-known young lecturer in zoology at Oxford University, The Selfish Gene rapidly became highly influential. The important biological work of such figures as W. D. Hamilton and Robert Trivers was introduced to a wider public for the first time. But that was not all. Drawing together the threads of contemporary research in Neo-Darwinism into a powerful vision of the living world viewed through the eyes of genes as the units of selection, it was a significant contribution to biological thought. The full explanatory power of the gene's eye view was presented, in fine non-technical prose, for the first time in one short volume, bringing novel insights to those working in the field and inspiring whole new areas of research. Yet even that is not all. It has been widely acclaimed too for its literary qualities. Here is a book that set a new standard in science writing for the wider public, a modern masterpiece that fresh generations of aspiring young scientists would seek to emulate."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
576.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH437
LC item number
.D38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The selfish gene, Richard Dawkins
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-343) and index
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Contents
Why are people? -- The replicators -- Immortal coils -- The gene machine -- Aggression : stability and the selfish machine -- Genesmanship -- Family planning -- Battle of the generations -- Battle of the sexes -- You scratch my back, I'll ride on yours -- Memes : the new replicators -- Nice guys finish first -- The long reach of the gene
Control code
000040641552
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
30th anniversary ed
Extent
xxiii, 360 p.
Isbn
9780199291151
Lccn
2006279005
Other control number
  • 9780199291144
  • 9780199291151
Other physical details
ill.
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.b2149924x
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62532503
  • retro0199291144

Library Locations

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