The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

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Overview

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

"This entertaining and thought-provoking book...is an excellent illustration of why the study of evolution is in such an exciting ferment these days."--Christopher Wills, Science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191024337
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 3/4/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 245,327
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Dawkins

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Necker Cubes and Buffaloes 1
2 Genetic Determinism and Gene Selectionism 9
3 Constraints on Perfection 30
4 Arms Races and Manipulation 55
5 The Active Germ-Line Replicator 81
6 Organisms, Groups and Memes: Replicators or Vehicles? 97
7 Selfish Wasp or Selfish Strategy? 118
8 Outlaws and Modifiers 133
9 Selfish DNA, Jumping Genes, and a Lamarckian Scare 156
10 An Agony in Five Fits 179
11 The Genetical Evolution of Animal Artefacts 195
12 Host Phenotypes of Parasite Genes 209
13 Action at a Distance 228
14 Rediscovering the Organism 250
Afterword 265
References 269
Further Reading 286
Glossary 290
Author Index 303
Subject Index 307
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Intended for the professional/science educated reader

    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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