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Thought book was very well written, although it was hard to follow in some places.
Dawkins implies that this is a different sense completely and that it is really only the germ-line genes that are being selected.
I find that I think about nature much differently now that I read this book than I ever had before.
Honestly I think The Selfish Gene is a superior book. Nonetheless this is astounding.Published 22 days ago by Corey
I found this follow-up work to Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene" needlessly esoteric and difficult to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vladimir Zuzukin
Rather heavy going, but absolutely fascinating book, both in terms of science and in terms of philosophical things like the meaning of life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Todd
Major ideas: germ-line active replica, differential selection, extended phenotype, single-cell bottleneck, common exit.
Minor ideas: extended germ-line, outlaws, five fitness.
Contrary to Dawkin's most famous "Selfish Gene" this book is much more difficult to read for a non-biologist person. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Korbakov
Not as good as his earlier books but worth a read. In this one, Dawkins spends a lot of time in repetitive minutiae to make his points and he seems to be on the defensive to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Theriot
Not an easy read, but well worth the effort. Dawkins explains how the genetically influenced behaviors of one organism can affect almost all others in its environment. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Georgia Lloyd
The first 10 chapters are really focused on developing the ideas found in the Selfish Gene and overcoming objections to them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Quai Chang Cain