The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary Edition

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Explore the groundbreaking insights of Richard Dawkins’ ‘The Selfish Gene,’ a book that revolutionized our understanding of natural selection and introduced the concept of the ‘selfish’ gene driving evolutionary strategies.

Richard Dawkins


April 7, 2024

Discover why Richard Dawkins’ ‘The Selfish Gene’ has captivated millions of readers worldwide. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, this edition includes new insights and reflections on the impact of genetic research on our understanding of human behavior and evolution. The book challenges conventional thinking about how genes work in the context of evolution and has influenced a wide range of disciplines beyond biology.

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