The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene (English, Paperback, Dawkins Richard)

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The Selfish Gene  (English, Paperback, Dawkins Richard)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Genre: Science
    • ISBN: 9780198788607, 9780198788607
    • Edition: 2016
    • Pages: 496
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    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 biologycommunity, 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.
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    • Oxford University Press
    Publication Year
    • 2016
    Dimensions
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    • 37 mm
    Height
    • 196 mm
    Length
    • 131 mm
    Weight
    • 428 gr
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    5

    Almost An Epiphany

    This is more than a book. It's a saga of how everything in the nature came into perspective, how animals behave the way they do and a well-documented journey into the heated days of biological science as we know it today.
    I can virtually guarantee that every individual that goes through this masterpiece will be enthralled by how immaculately nature plays it's game. The conflicts between a mother and her son, between two Elephant Seals, the cost-benefit ratio at work between the honeybees, MH...
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    Arindam Bhattacharjee

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    Why you should read this book

    No matter what your world view is, no matter if you are a theist or an atheist or a creationist or an evolutionist or whatever, you must read this book. The latest 30th anniversary publication one, I mean, with new insights added by Dawkins. I had read the earlier publication long ago, and was quite impressed then, but the latest edition is marvellous. If for nothing else, you should read it as a story book, a pulsating novel, for Dawkins' style is just that. You may or may not agree with all...
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    santi chatterjee

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    Classic, brilliant and exciting!

    More than a thirty-five years after its first publication, "The Selfish Gene" remains a classic. The book is explicitly directed at the layman, and no prior knowledge of biology is assumed.

    Dawkins presents the gene-centered view of evolution and looks at various types of animal behavior to convey some general conclusions to help in understanding evolution and natural selection. Much of his effort is devoted to explaining behavior in terms of the 'selfish gene' - especially social behavior t...
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    S Mishra

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    Jan, 2013

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    Excellent work not suitable for Amateurs

    The Selfish gene is one of the finest work written on the this particular subject of Ethology and evolutionary biology. The title maybe highly misleading but the content is so original and never fails to amaze readers even after two decades after its publication.

    The language is simple and easy to understand, but the content will be a bit tough for those who never took science in their high school or college. After few chapters it gets complex and reader would find it hard to move any furthe...
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    Nirmal Rajah

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    Must Read to Open Your Mind

    This is excellent book for people interested in the natural world. The explanations are both aimed at a well read but non-specialist audience and for beginners in biology. All concepts are explained in a simple way, so no need to rack your brains on some overly complicated paragraph. Dawkins has a gift for conveying his views clearly.

    Even though it is not a full fledged description of evolution per se, it is the broad running theme, and I have a much better understanding of it than earlier...
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    Kshitiz Mishra

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    Repetitive despite excellent subject and content

    Well after many sincere efforts to read it.... still coudlnt finish it.

    The language is kind of difficult to understand and then it gets quite repetitive too.... u feel like.... dude...I got your point....no need for more proofs and elaboration..now move to next point!

    I realized that despite of interesting subject and writers knowledge and master of subject... it makes me sleepy after 10-12 pages. mind you I am the type who can read a book of 800 pages in one go if find it interesting enou...
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    Nisha Bidkar

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    Lowly Publication

    My piece here is for the review of the “Indian Edition" of this book for the poor, hapless readers of Third World Countries of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan etc etc.

    The book at best resembles a pirated version of the books that can usually be obtained from pavements. This shoddy publication comes in a lowly pale cover with a very cheap gluey bind and the last page was almost stuck to the cover forcing me to peal it. To economize further the publisher has got the book printed on cheap bleache...
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    Ashwini Zachariah

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    Oct, 2013

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    5

    Awesome

    To learn species behaviour it is the best book I ever read.
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    irfan x

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    Simply awesome

    Best packaging and the book cover pages are perfect no defect.
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    Sumitra Behera

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    5

    The Selfish Gene - Let the real Charles Darwin's Fan Boy Stand up! :P

    If you have questions then this book has the answers! Real answers based on fact. Unlike books based on hope and forgiveness :P
    Don't hesitate...FLipkart it now and get it within two days in your home.

    P.S - Dont order it, Flipkart it :D

    Richard Dawkins Rules!!! \m/
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    Justin Jose

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:How much page .?
    A:1 to 457 containing Epilogue , end notes , bibliography , etc .
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    Q:it easy to read ?
    A:yes
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    Q:Can i understand it even if i dont have any knowledge about science?
    A:Yes, you can understand it without any problem.
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