The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

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By the best selling author of The Selfish Gene This entertaining and thought-provoking book is an excellent illustration of why the study of evolution is in such an exciting ferment these days. Science The Extended Phenotype is a sequel to The Selfish Gene . . . he writes so clearly it could be understood by anyone prepared to make the effort John Maynard Smith,

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By the best selling author of The Selfish Gene This entertaining and thought-provoking book is an excellent illustration of why the study of evolution is in such an exciting ferment these days. Science The Extended Phenotype is a sequel to The Selfish Gene . . . he writes so clearly it could be understood by anyone prepared to make the effort John Maynard Smith, London Review of Books Dawkins is quite incapable of being boring this characteristically brilliant and stimulating book is original and provocative throughout, and immensely enjoyable. G. A. Parker, Heredity The extended phenotype is certainly a big idea and it is pressed hard in dramatic language. Sydney Brenner, Nature Richard Dawkins, our most radical Darwinian thinker, is also our best science writer. Douglas Adams Dawkins is a superb communicator. His books are some of the best books ever written on science. Megan Tressider, Guardian Dawkins is a genius of science popularization. Mark Ridley, The Times

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ISBN-13:
9780191024337
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
03/04/1999
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
512,715
File size:
2 MB

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Richard Dawkins is the first holder of Oxford's newly endowed Charles Simonyi Professorship of Public Understanding of Science. Born in Nairobi of British parents, Richard Dawkins was educated at Oxford and did his doctorate under the Nobel-prizewinning ethologist Niko Tinbergen. From 196769 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, then he returned to Oxford as University Lecturer (later Reader) and a Fellow of New College, before taking up his present position in 1995.

Richard Dawkins's bestselling books have played a significant role in the renaissance of science book publishing for a general audience. The Selfish Gene (1976; second edition 1989) was followed by The Extended Phenotype (1982), The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), and Unweaving the Rainbow (1998). He has won many literary and scientific awards.

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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This excellent book assumes a more advanced knowledge of biology than his other books so do not expect an easy read if you are a general reader. But for those with the necessary background this book is well worth the time to study carefully.
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