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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. As relevant and 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.
The Selfish Gene werd in 1976 voor het eerst gepubliceerd en is vandaag de dag nog steeds ontzettend relevant. Het boek is een klassieker geworden op het gebied van evolutionair denken. Professor Dawkins bekijkt evolutie vanuit het oogpunt van genen. The Selfish Gene bracht niet alleen het inzicht van neo-darwinisme naar een groter publiek, het heeft ook gezorgd voor discussie binnen het biologie vakgebied.
When The Selfish Gene was first published in 1976, it not only provoked much excitement and interest inside the scientific community such as biologists, it also caused a wave of exitement among the general public. Dawkin's theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology. he put toghether a conceptual framework with a vivid description of a gene’s eye view of life and the strands of thought about the nature of natural selection, with far-reaching implications for our understanding of evolution. Accessible to readers of all kinds, The Selfish Gene is regarded as a masterpiece of science writing and its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published, and have forced thousands of readers to rethink their beliefs about life.