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Richard Dawkins is an English zoologist who is determined to refute not only the man-is-nasty ethologists like Lorenz or Ardrey but also the E. O. Wilsons who see cooperation and altruism as genetic traits, exemplified even at the level of the social insects. Dawkins' point is that neither the individual entity—man or plant or animal—nor the race is the measure of evolution. It is the gene (or ... Read full review

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Must read book, whether your an aspiring biologist (in which case you been viewing things totally wrong) or just a curious observer (in which case you'll still completely enjoy it).
Using brilliant
, easy-to-follow prose and solid 'intuitive' arguments, Dawkins not only changes your perspective on Bio but on philosophy and the very question of life itself.
Must read IMO. Be wary of the wildly-varying editions though...

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One of the best books I ever read.

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A book, based on scientific reasons, can inspire students to study biology, and everybody to rethink about life on the earth.

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The best book about evolution there is

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I am not a scientist, but Dawkins was able to write in a way that I could understand. I am not going to try to explain his ideas, I would fail miserably, they are too new to me. I need to read more on genetics and biology. Looking at evolution on a microscopic level is interesting and makes sense in many ways, at least to me. I've heard the term Meme over and over on the net, but finally got the meaning from the horse's mouth, so to speak. As far as Memes are concerned, I had observed the behavior that he described in the real world.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in genetics, biology, sociology, or evolution.

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heard a lot about it. im interested in evolutionary biology, so would be a worthy read.

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This book is more than just an amazing introduction to evolutionary biology and theory. It has groundbreaking theories such as altruism and it introduces the concept of the meme. This book is still relevant today and it is the first piece of work by one of the best authors in science. Dawkins' writing style is accessible to readers at a middle school level (when I first read it) although it is written for the intellectual community. The book is both informative and educational. 

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I love reading books that challenge my worldview and compel me to change it. This book is an excellent work on Evolutionary biology, Genes, Behavioral biology and Natural selection, among many other ... Read full review

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