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As 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 Forty years later its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published .

This th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today as well as the original prefaces and foreword and extracts from early reviews .

Oxford Landmark Science books are must read classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas and shaped the way we think by Richard Dawkins

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People commonly view evolution as a process of competition between individuals known as survival of the fittest with the individual representing the unit of selection Richard Dawkins offers a controversial reinterpretation of that idea in The Extended Phenotype now being reissued to coincide with the publication of the second edition of his highly acclaimed The Selfish Gene He proposes that we look at evolution as a battle between genes instead of between whole organisms We can then view changes in phenotypes the end products of genes like eye color or leaf shape which are usually considered to increase the fitness of an individual as serving the evolutionary interests of genes br br Dawkins makes a convincing case that considering one s body personality and environment as a field of combat in a kind of arms race between genes fighting to express themselves on a strand of DNA can clarify and extend the idea of survival of the fittest This influential and controversial book illuminates the complex world of genetics in an engaging lively manner, b th Anniversary Edition b br b b br b b b Cover note Each copy of the anniversary edition of i The Blind Watchmaker i features a unique biomorph No two covers are exactly alike b br br Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years i The Blind Watchmaker i offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection the unconscious automatic blind yet essentially non random process discovered by Darwin is the only answer to the biggest question of all why do we exist, The renowned biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins presents his most expansive work yet a comprehensive look at evolution ranging from the latest developments in the field to his own provocative views Loosely based on the form of Chaucer s Canterbury Tales Dawkins s Tale takes us modern humans back through four billion years of life on our planet As the pilgrimage progresses we join with other organisms at the forty rendezvous points where we find a common ancestor The band of pilgrims swells into a vast crowd as we join first with other primates then with other mammals and so on back to the first primordial organism br br Dawkins s brilliant inventive approach allows us to view the connections between ourselves and all other life in a bracingly novel way It also lets him shed bright new light on the most compelling aspects of evolutionary history and theory sexual selection speciation convergent evolution extinction genetics plate tectonics geographical dispersal and more The Ancestor s Tale is at once a far reaching survey of the latest best thinking on biology and a fascinating history of life on Earth Here Dawkins shows us how remarkable we are how astonishing our history and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world, A preeminent scientist and the world s most prominent atheist asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society from the Crusades to br br With rigor and wit Dawkins examines God in all his forms from the sex obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign but still illogical Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being He shows how religion fuels war foments bigotry and abuses children buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence i The God Delusion i makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society not the least of which is a clearer truer appreciation of the universe s wonders than any faith could ever muster