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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.'l 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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devil's Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.
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 2 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 5 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 7 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 15 months ago by Pierre Doucet
High level of interest book, written to be understand by anybody but of course a little biology could help.
Well this book is good...to an extent! It is not correct, one could say, but it is most certainly not incorrect! Read morePublished 21 months ago by nono today