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The Selfish Gene
~Richard Dawkins
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Media: Paperback
ISBN/ASIN : 0192860925
Manufacturer : Oxford Paperbacks
Release data : 19 October, 1989

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    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    The answer to our biggest question

    In Richard Dawkins's first book we are given a detailed explanation of why people and for that matter everything is. He disposes with the idea of the creator with great wit, passion and extremely well constructed arguments, backed up by analogies that make even the most complex ideas clear enough for a schoolchild to comprehend. Darwin's work has beeen advanced several aeons by Dawkins who has written a book that will be regarded as an essential classic in a hundred years time. His work explains the answer to the question that we all think we understand, and is a compulsive read.



    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    Selfish Gene Revisited

    This is one of the great classics of science writing, and re-reading it again recently I was deeply impressed by its freshness, the quality of Dawkins logic, the engaging style, and the trenchant, confident approach to this aspect of genetics.

    This is a book to be read by any person, young or old, who wishes to learn more about biology. But it is also an important book of general interest which people with no particular scientific background should read. It is essential for a rounded, modern education.



    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    Packed With Knowledge!

    This is an excellent book, thought provoking, lucidly written and full of ideas that seem fresh and new even three decades after first publication. Richard Dawkins is a preeminent writer on science and this was the first of his impressive, award-winning books on various scientific and philosophical subjects. Here and there, the book, which covers evolution, heredity, man's place among living creatures and many other subjects as well, shows its age. For example, Dawkins refers to transistors in his discussion of computers, wonders whether a computer will ever be able to win a chess match against a grand master and seems to think that understanding the gene sequence is an almost impossibly distant dream. But the book's underlying logic and its big ideas have nothing antiquated or obsolete about them. We highly recommend it to the intellectually curious.


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