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`Review from previous edition The sort of popular science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius.' New York Times
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. Peter Medawar in The Spectator
The exciting theories and their wide implications are explaned with clarity, wit and enthusiasm. Peter Parker, Sunday Times
Dawkins demonstrates that complex, theoretical or mathematical ideas can be expressed rigorously, in plain English. The book remains an excellent way for those who have not been trained in evolution to understand modern arguments. Trends in Ecology and Evolution
A splendid example of how difficult scientific ideas can be explained by someone who understands them and is willing to take the trouble. The New Yorker
the reader will come away with a clear understanding of kin selection, evolutionary stable strategies, and similar staples of the literature on evolutionary theories of animal behaviour. This is a considerable achievement.' Times Higher Education Supplement
`Buy this book, read it and recommend it to your students...There is still nothing else quite like it. Not only are the new chapters and endnotes worthy additions to the original, but the 1976 text comes up as fresh as a primrose and, in its way, nearly as perfect.' Animal Behaviour
`What is so refreshing about Dawkins is that he has confidence in the scientific method, in the testing of beliefs to destruction, no matter how cherished they may be.' Benjamin Woolley, The Listener
'Scientists give every appearance of being addicts, and science is their vice. That is one reason why progress in science is so rapid. I for one have benefited a great deal from Dawkins's addiction.' David L. Hull, Nature
Richard Dawkins is the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, Fellow of New College, Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His bestselling books include iThe Extended Phenotype/i (1982) and its sequel iThe Blind Watchmaker/i (1986), iRiver Out of Eden/i (1995), iClimbing Mount Improbable/i (1996), iUnweaving the Rainbow/i (1998), iA Devil's Chaplain/i (2004) and iThe Ancestor's Tale/i (2004). 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 Shakespeare Prize in 2005.
While some of the science is somewhat above my understanding, in spite of simple, layman, text, I find this edition to be very interesting. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Muriel Eaton
Dawkins has the unique ability to explain a complex subject by using simple every day common terms. He is a true genius on this subject matter. Entertaining and very educational.Published 3 months ago by Sylvain lafreniere
If your looking for a book that will change your perception of reality, look no further. Richard Dawkins is an exceptional scientist and this book is solid. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Andre Tehrani
Buy this book! Learn a lot! As someone whose education regarding evolution was heavily impacted by non scientists from church, reading this book was an eye opening experience. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark W.
A fascinating look at a gene centered view of evolution. A brilliant insight into the replication of genes from generation to generation. The logical all hangs together.Published 16 months ago by Pierre Doucet
High level of interest book, written to be understand by anybody but of course a little biology could help.