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The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins

Buy this book at Amazon.com or try Amazon.co.uk in England, Amazon.ca in Canada, Amazon.de in Germany, Amazon.fr in France, Amazon.it in Italy, Amazon.es in Spain. ASIN=0192860925, Category: Science, Language: E, cover: PB, pages: 352, year: 1990.

Quote from the cover notes: "The world of the selfish gene is one of savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit. Dawkins shows that the selfish gene is also a subtle gene. And he holds out the hope that our species -alone on earth- has the power to rebel against the designs of the selfish gene. This book is a call to arms. It is both manual and manifesto, and it grips like a thriller."

Quote from the endnotes of chapter 11: "We, that is our brains, are separate and independent enough from our genes to rebel against them. As already noted, we do so in a small way every time we use contraception. There is no reason why we should not rebel in a large way, too."

"Money is a formal token of delayed reciprocal altruism."