The Selfish Gene

书名:The Selfish Gene40thAnniversaryedition
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– The Commemorative anniversary edition of this landmark work which powerfully encapsulates a new way of looking at living things – a gene's eye view – With a new epilogue by Richard Dawkins, discussing the continuing relevance of – –these ideas in evolutionary biology today – Completely re-typeset, to make the book even more attractive to read – Originally published in 1976, this book remains a classic work in the development of evolutionary thought, and its influence is undiminished today – Includes the original prefaces including Robert Trivers' 1976 foreword, and extracts from a selection of early reviews – Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution – a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published. This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.


Professor Richard Dawkins is one of the most influential science writers and communicators of our generation. He was the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he held from 1995 until 2008, and is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. His bestselling books include The Extended Phenotype (1982) and its sequel The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1998), A Devil's Chaplain (2004), The Ancestor's Tale (2004), and The God Delusion (2007). He has won many literary and scientific awards, including the 1987 Royal Society of Literature Award, the 1990 Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the 1994 Nakayama Prize for Human Science, the 1997 International Cosmos Prize, and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest in 2009.


@ Yoshiki. 进化论遇到博弈论后的一本著作。另,关于书中第十二章《Nice Guys Finish First》的内容,推荐一款名为《信任的进化》的小游戏帮助理解: @ 珑璁 得好好审视一下自己的各种取向了… @ 石独步∆ 阅读体验不是很好,太啰嗦了。其实一句话就可以讲完的道理,但是在反复论证。第一章是全书的精髓,之后就是在举例反复说明。 @ QDCHAR mind opening @ Yoshiki. 从此以这本作为科普作品的标杆。zoology例子丰富 语言精准 @ Ivyyyy @ 香蒲 Battle of the sexes

Introduction to 30th anniversary edition
Preface to 1989 2nd edition
Foreword to 1976 1st edition
Preface to 1976 1st edition

1: Why are people?
2: The replicators
3: Immortal coils
4: The gene machine
5: Aggression: stability and the selfish machine
6: Genesmanship
7: Family planning
8: Battle of the generations
9: Battle of the sexes
10: You scratch my back, I'll ride on yours
11: Memes: the new replicators
12: Nice guys finish first
13: The long reach of the gene

Epilogue to 40th anniversary edition
Reviews from earlier editions
Updated bibliography
Index and key to bibliography
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