The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition - Oxford Landmark Science (Paperback)Richard Dawkins (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 428 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 37 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
Dawkins's prose is lucid and powerful, his argument difficult to contend ... The Selfish Gene has attained its own literary and scientific immortality: as long as we study life, it will be read. * Adam Rutherford, The Observer *
highly readable and entertaining ... exhilirating gene's-eye-view of life * Robert McCrum, Observer *
Books about science tend to fall into two categories: those that explain it to lay people in the hope of cultivating a wide readership, and those that try to persuade fellow scientists to support a new theory, usually with equations. Books that achieve both changing science and reaching the public are rare. Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859) was one. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is another. From the moment of its publication 40 years ago, it has been a sparkling best-seller and a scientific game-changer * Matt Ridley, Nature *
Richard Dawkins' magnificent introduction to the world of popular science writing ... Punchy, elegant, self-righteous, devotional (at least in a Dawinian way), it showed that genetics was absorbing, challenging and important * Nick Spencer, The Tablet *
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