Title: The Selfish Gene
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st US Edition.
Hardcover with dustjacket, first American printing with the same date on the title page and copyright date and no other printings indicated, both the book and dustjacket look new with only two flaws present: the book has a small, slightly discolored area on the top outer page-edge adjacent to the spine and no other flaws, the dustjacket has three tiny edge-chips along the top, the fantasic, colorful Desmond Morris jacket illustration is bright as new, the original price (8.95) is present, and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, this groundbreaking work puts forth the idea that Man is just "a throwaway-survival machine for our immortal genes," includes a bibliography, nice collector's copy. Bookseller Inventory # 025257
Synopsis: This book tells of the selfish gene. A world of savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit. But what of the acts of apparent altruism in nature the bees who commit suicide when they sting to protect the hive, for example? Professor Dawkins holds out the hope that our species has the power to rebel against the designs of the selfish gene.
About the Author: Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devil's Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.
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