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Author Dawkins, Richard, 1941-

Title The selfish gene / Richard Dawkins
Edition New edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989

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Description xi, 352 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface to 1976 edn -- Preface to 1989 edn -- 1. Why are people? -- 2. The replicators -- 3. Immortal coils -- 4. The gene machine -- 5. Aggression: stability and the selfish machine -- 6. Genesmanship -- 7. Family planning -- 8. Battle of the generations -- 9. Battle of the sexes -- 10. You scratch my back, I'll ride on yours -- 11. Memes: the new replicators -- 12. Nice guys finish first -- 13. The long reach of the gene -- Endnotes -- Updated bibliography -- Index and key to bibliography
Summary Dawkin's theory that genes may reach outside the bodies in which they sit and manipulate other individuals is recapitulated in this book, the new edition of which has two new chapters - a summary of the arguments and a new argument on the co-operation between the selfish genes
Analysis Animals Behaviour expounded by theories of survival of species
Animals Genes
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [333]-343
Subject Animal behavior.
Animal genetics.
Behavior genetics.
Evolution (Biology)
Evolution.
Genetics.
Sociobiology.
Animal behavior.
Biological Evolution.
Evolution
Genetics, Behavioral.
Genetics.
LC no. 89016077
ISBN 0192177737
0192860925 (paperback)