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Richard Dawkins: "The Selfish Gene"


"The sort of popular science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius." New York Times

"brilliance and wit...a splendid example of how difficult scientific ideas can be explained by someone who understands them and is willing to take the trouble" The New Yorker

"Who should read this book? Everyone interested in the universe and their place in it." Jeffrey R. Baylis, Animal Behavior

"demonstrates a rare and welcome ability to make formidably technical findings come alive...highly articulate." New York Times Book Review

"Popular books on evolution are common; good popular books are rare. Dawkins' book is excellent." Eric L. Charnov, Quarterly Review of Biology

"This book should be read, can be read, by almost everyone. It describes with great skill a new face of the theory of evolution" W. D. Hamilton, Science

"Richard Dawkins, one of our most brilliant of a rising generation of biologists, gently and expertly debunks some of the favorite illusions of social biology about the evolution of altruism, but this is on no account to be thought of as a debunking kind of book: it is, on the contrary, a most skillful reformulation of the central problems of social biology in terms of the genetical theory of natural selection. Beyond this, it is learned, witty, and very well written...exhilaratingly good" Sir Peter Medawar, Spectator

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