The selfish gene

Dawkins, R., 1989, The selfish gene, Oxford University Press, Oxford

  • Author : Dawkins, R.
  • Year : 1989
  • Title English : The selfish gene
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Publisher's Location : Oxford
  • ISBN : 0-19-286092-5
  • Pages : 352
  • Edition : 2nd
  • Comments : Our genes made use. We animals exist for their preservation and are nothing more than their throwaway survival machines. The world of the selfish gene is one of savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit. But what of the acts of apparent altruism found in nature - the bees who commit suicide when they sting to protect the hive, or the birds who warn the flock of an approaching hawk ? Do they contravene the fundamental law of gene selfishness ? By no means: Dawkins shows that the selfish gene is also the subtle gene. And he holds out the hope that our species - alone on earth - has the power to rebel against the designs of the selfish gene. This book is a call to arms. It is both a manual and a manifesto, and it grips like a thriller. See also: See: