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3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book - dreadful mistakes in Kindle edition, 1 May 2012
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This review is from: The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition (Kindle Edition)
Wonderful book, let's say that up front. There are however SO MANY annoying mistakes in the Kindle edition and this is SUCH a shame! Especially with dates. eg 19705 for 1970s and 19805 for 1980s.
In the 'Extracts from Reviews' the first (Pro bono publico) was (will be rofl) written in 7977. Then in 'Genes and Memes' we see 'during the 19605 and 19705'. This is just sloppy.
I've picked those 2 because it was easier to back-page to find them, than to search the whole book for the other spelling mistakes. But there are lots. I'm just a reader, not a proof-reader, so the errors should have been picked up by a professional before publication. Gill.
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Initial post: 20 May 2012 01:30:57 BDT
I wonder if that's some kind of file format problem, you should report maybe if you can do that.

Posted on 12 Aug 2012 22:39:36 BDT
D. Rice says:
Thanks for the heads up on that; I'll buy the book.

Those sound like OCR mistakes to me. You'd think that they'd upload a digital copy to Kindle rather than OCR a paper copy.
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