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The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by [Dawkins, Richard]
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In 1976, The Selfish Gene became the first real blockbuster popular science book, a poetic mark in the sand to the public and scientists alike: this idea had to enter our thinking, our research and our culture... 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)

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)

Daily Express, 17 March 2006

It's a classic that's still relevant today.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2147 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 30 edition (16 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SEHIG2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 452 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,378 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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