The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness download free [PDF and Ebook] by Joan Roughgarden

The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness download free [PDF and Ebook] by Joan Roughgarden year 2010
  • Book name: The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness
  • Author: Joan Roughgarden
  • Release date: 2010/9/20
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780520265936
  • Rating: 7.97 of 10
  • Votes: 698
  • Review by: Juniper Shaver
  • Review rating: 7.55 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/12
  • Total pages: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Are selfishness and individuality - rather than kindness and cooperation - basic to biological nature? Does a 'selfish gene' create universal sexual conflict? In 'The Genial Gene', Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these and other ideas that have come to dominate the study of animal evolution. Building on her brilliant and innovative book 'Evolution's Rainbow', in which she challenged accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation, Roughgarden upends the notion of the selfish gene and the theory of sexual selection and develops a compelling and controversial alternative theory called social selection. This scientifically rigorous, model-based challenge to an important tenet of neo-Darwinian theory emphasizes cooperation, elucidates the factors that contribute to evolutionary success in a gene pool or animal social system, and vigorously demonstrates that to identify Darwinism with selfishness and individuality misrepresents the facts of life as we now know them.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H19M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Wildlife: General Interest, Gender Studies, Gender Groups, Evolution, Zoology & Animal Sciences, Animal Behaviour
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 28.20 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x13mm
  • Weight: 363g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Berkerley, United States
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