The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins

Prefaces and introduction by the author

Richard Dawkins’s startling theory propelled The Selfish Gene to international acclaim and it remains the de facto text on social development. This first illustrated edition includes 51 incredible colour photographs.

Richard Dawkins took up the story of evolution essentially where Darwin had left off. Since its first publication in 1976, The Selfish Gene has been translated into 25 languages, and is considered one of the most important scientific works of the late 20th century. Dawkins’s story takes in a vast array of creatures from polar bears to black-headed gulls and vampire bats, and behaviour from cannibalism and deception to aggression and mating.

Updated to include Dawkins’s own 40th Anniversary Epilogue, this Folio edition is the first to add illustrations to the illustrious work: 51 incredible photographs from nature and laboratory that add weight to the text and further explain the ground-breaking concepts.

Bound in blocked cloth

Set in Sabon with Optima display

416 pages

Plain slipcase

51 colour illustrations

9½˝ x 6¼˝

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