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As influential today as when it was first published The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought Professor Dawkins articulates a gene s eye view of evolution a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication This imaginative powerful and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo Darwinism to a wide audience but galvanized the biology community generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research Forty years later its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published .

This th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today as well as the original prefaces and foreword and extracts from early reviews .

Oxford Landmark Science books are must read classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas and shaped the way we think by Richard Dawkins

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b The first collection of essays from renowned scientist and best selling author Richard Dawkins b br br br br Richard Dawkins s essays are an enthusiastic testament to the power of rigorous scientific examination and they span many different corners of his personal and professional life He revisits the meme the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in his groundbreaking work i The Selfish Gene i He makes moving tributes to friends and colleagues including a eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams he shares correspondence with the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould and he visits with the famed paleoanthropologists Richard and Maeve Leakey at their African wildlife preserve He concludes the essays with a vivid note to his ten year old daughter reminding her to remain curious to ask questions and to live the examined life, Did Newton unweave the rainbow by reducing it to its prismatic colors as Keats contended Did he in other words diminish beauty Far from it says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins Newton s unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology Mysteries don t lose their poetry because they are solved the solution often is more beautiful than the puzzle uncovering deeper mysteries With the wit insight and spellbinding prose that have made him a best selling author Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder br This is the book Richard Dawkins was meant to write a brilliant assessment of what science is and isn t a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting, b th Anniversary Edition b br b b br b b b Cover note Each copy of the anniversary edition of i The Blind Watchmaker i features a unique biomorph No two covers are exactly alike b br br Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years i The Blind Watchmaker i offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection the unconscious automatic blind yet essentially non random process discovered by Darwin is the only answer to the biggest question of all why do we exist, The human eye is so complex and works so precisely that surely one might believe its current shape and function must be the product of design How could such an intricate object have come about by chance Tackling this subject in writing that the New York Times called a masterpiece Richard Dawkins builds a carefully reasoned and lovingly illustrated argument for evolutionary adaptation as the mechanism for life on earth The metaphor of Mount Improbable represents the combination of perfection and improbability that is epitomized in the seemingly designed complexity of living things Dawkins skillfully guides the reader on a breathtaking journey through the mountain s passes and up its many peaks to demonstrate that following the improbable path to perfection takes time Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins s eloquent descriptions of extraordinary adaptations such as the teeming populations of figs the intricate silken world of spiders and the evolution of wings on the bodies of flightless animals And through it all runs the thread of DNA the molecule of life responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time i Climbing Mount Improbable i is a book of great impact and skill written by the most prominent Darwinian of our age