[Book] The Selfish Gene
Famous atheist, evolutionary biologist, and coiner of the modern term “meme” Richard Dawkins takes a gene-centric view of Darwinian evolution by natural selection in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene. The gene-centric view of evolution is beautifully elegant. It does a better job of explaining evolutionary concepts than overly reductionist theories such as group selection. The basic idea is incredibly simple, an overview of it given in the first two chapters with the rest of the book going into further detail.
“In the beginning was simplicity.” – Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene