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The Selfish Gene

9780192860927

The Selfish Gene

  • ISBN 13:

    9780192860927

  • ISBN 10:

    0192860925

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/25/1990
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Science need not be dull and bogged down by jargon, as Richard Dawkinsproves in this entertaining look at evolution. The themes he takes up are theconcepts of altruistic and selfish behaviour; the genetical definition ofselfish interest; the evolution of aggressive behaviour; kinship theory; sexratio theory; reciprocal altruism; deceit; and the natural selection of sexdifferences.'Should be read, can be read by almost anyone. It describes with great skill anew face of the theory of evolution.' W.D. Hamilton, Science

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