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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 25, 2006
Pages 360
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199291151
ISBN-10 0199291152
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $19.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands of readers to rethink their beliefs about life.
In his internationally bestselling, now classic volume, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins explains how the selfish gene can also be a subtle gene. The world of the selfish gene revolves around savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit, and yet, Dawkins argues, acts of apparent altruism do exist in nature. Bees, for example, will commit suicide when they sting to protect the hive, and birds will risk their lives to warn the flock of an approaching hawk.
This 30th anniversary edition of Dawkins' fascinating book retains all original material, including the two enlightening chapters added in the second edition. In a new Introduction the author presents his thoughts thirty years after the publication of his first and most famous book, while the inclusion of the two-page original Foreword by brilliant American scientist Robert Trivers shows the enthusiastic reaction of the scientific community at that time. This edition is a celebration of a remarkable exposition of evolutionary thought, a work that has been widely hailed for its stylistic brilliance and deep scientific insights, and that continues to stimulate whole new areas of research today.

Editions
Hardcover
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30 anv edition from Oxford Univ Pr (April 24, 2006)
9780199291144 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages.
2 sub edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 23, 1989)
9780192177735 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $30.00
About: An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit
Paperback
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3 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 25, 2006)
9780199291151 | details & prices | 360 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it.
from Oxford Univ Pr (October 25, 1990)
9780192860927 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.95
About: An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit
With Richard Dawkins | from Oxford Univ Pr (September 1, 1990)
9789990077858 | details & prices | List price $0.02
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781455831647 Book cover for 9781491514504
 
With Lalla Ward (other contributor), Richard Dawkins | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (April 15, 2014)
9781491514504 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $9.99
About: The Selfish Gene caused a wave of excitement among biologists and the general public when it was first published in 1976.
With Lalla Ward (other contributor), Richard Dawkins (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (October 4, 2011)
9781455831647 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.99
About: The Selfish Gene caused a wave of excitement among biologists and the general public when it was first published in 1976.

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