This ‘multi-million copies sold’ book is another landmark book. River Out of Eden introduces us to thinking like a gene, and The Selfish Gene shows us in incredible detail, how the genes do it all. It is more technical than River Out of Eden but it is a fascinating book. This is the book in which Richard Dawkins identifies the ‘meme’, many decades before they took over the internet. This book permanently changed how I understood the term, ‘ for the good of the species’.