Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition - Richard Dawkins (Audiobook + E-book)
—W. D. Hamilton, Science
Narrated by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward
Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.
In his internationally best-selling, now classic, volume, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins explains how the selfish gene can also be a subtle gene. The world of the selfish gene revolves around savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit, and yet, Dawkins argues, acts of apparent altruism do exist in nature. Bees, for example, will commit suicide when they sting to protect the hive, and birds will risk their lives to warn the flock of an approaching hawk. Amazon
Audiobook [888 MB]
[Buy the book]