The Selfish Gene

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Dawkins
Narrator: Richard Dawkins , Lalla Ward
Genres: Science & Technology
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: October 2011
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 22 minutes
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The Selfish Gene caused a wave of excitement among biologists and the general public when it was first published in 1976. Its vivid rendering of a gene's eye view of life, in lucid prose, gathered together the strands of thought about the nature of natural selection into a conceptual framework with far-reaching implications for our understanding of evolution.Time has confirmed its significance. Intellectually rigorous, yet written in non-technical language, The Selfish Gene is widely regarded as a masterpiece of science writing, and its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published.'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'Learned, witty, and very well written . . . exhilaratingly good.'Sir Peter Medawar, The Spectator

Reviews (1)

The Selfish Gene

Written by SfD on July 18th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The reviews pundits, and his appearance on the Bill Maher show inspired me to rent this title. Could not get through 2 disks. I am probably not deep enough to appreciate it or he takes too long getting to the point.

Author Details

Author Details

Dawkins, Richard

Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His first book, "The Selfish Gene", was an instant international bestseller, and has become an established classic work of modern evolutionary biology. He is also the author of "The Blind Watchmaker", "River Out of Eden", "Climbing Mount Improbable", "Unweaving the Rainbow", "A Devil's Chaplain", "The Ancestor's Tale", and most recently, "The God Delusion.

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