The Selfish Gene
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."