Science does not have to be boring, as is proved by The Selfish Gene. This brilliant book is written by Richard Dawkins, who reformulates the theory of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book received extensive critical acclaim from the scientific as well as non-scientific communities.
This international bestseller seeks to demystify scientific facts. Richard Dawkins focuses on the altruistic side of the selfish gene, and provides various examples such as bees committing suicide to protect their hives. The book not only provides scientific insight but also presents them in a stylistic manner. It focuses on evolution from the point of view of a gene, instead of focusing on an organism. The author also propounds the concept of the 'replicator' and talks about gene combinations.
Richard Dawkins, the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University is a well-known authority on the subject and presents it in a manner that is readable by the masses. The author has won several prizes such as the Nakayama Prize for Achievement in Human Science, the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Award and the Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London. He has authored several other bestselling books such as The Extended Phenotype, Climbing Mount Impossible and The Blind Watchmaker.
The Selfish Gene deals with a deeply scientific phenomenon in a simple manner. To get this book, you can place an order online. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN 10 number of 0199291152 and ISBN 13 number of 978-0199291151.