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The Extended Phenotype : The Long Reach of the Gene - Richard Dawkins

The Extended Phenotype : The Long Reach of the Gene

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Published: 1st June 1999
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Book Description

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.

About the Author

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 MountImprobable (1996), and Unweaving the Rainbow (1998). He has won many literary and scientific awards.

Review from previous edition: 'The sort of popular science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius.' New York Times

1. Necker Cubes and Buffaloes
2. Genetic Determinism and Gene Selectionism
3. Constraints on Perfection; 4. Arms Races and Manipulation
 5. The Active Germ-Line Replicator
6. Organisms, Groups and Memes: Replicators or Vehicles?
7. Selfish Wasp or Selfish Strategy?
8. Outlaws and Modifiers
9. Selfish DNA, Jumping Genes, and a Lamarckian Scare
10. An Agony in Five Fits
11. The Genetic Evolution of Animal Artefacts
12. Host Phenotypes of Parasite Genes
13. Action at a Distance
14. Rediscovering the Organism
 References; Afterword by Daniel Dennett; Glossary; Author Index; Subject Index.

ISBN: 9780192880512
ISBN-10: 0192880519
Series: Popular Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 1999
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.36

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist, author and outspoken atheist. He has established himself as a biological guru with the publication of books detailing and expanding upon Darwinian theory. Wired Magazine says this "Revolutionary Evolutionist" is the first true ethologist of the gene. Richard Dawkins has been concerned to convince the literate public that they must now take evolutionary theory seriously as the context within which to think about ourselves and the world and he strives to bring his theories to an audience of lay readers through comprehensible analogies and clear writing.The Wall Street Journal said his "passion is supported by an awe-inspiring literary craftsmanship." The New York Times Book Review has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too." Among his books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain,The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.

Personal
Born March 26, 1941, son of Clinton John (a farmer) and Jean Mary Vyvyan (Ladner) Dawkins; married author Marian Stamp, August 19, 1967 (divorced, 1984); married Eve Barham, June 1, 1984 (divorced); children-Juliet Emma; married actress Lalla Ward, 1992. Education: Balliol College, Oxford University, B.A., 1962, M.A., 1966, D.Phil., 1966.

Career
University of California, Berkeley, assistant professor of zoology, 1967-69; Oxford University, Oxford, England, lecturer in zoology and fellow of New College, 1970-90, reader in zoology, 1990-95; Evolutionary biologist and the Charles Simonyi Professor For The Understanding Of Science at Oxford University; Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in May, 2001.The Galaxy British Book Awards named him Author of the Year in 2006 for The God Delusion, and in 2008 his TV program 'The Genius of Charles Darwin' won Best Documentary Series at the British Broadcast Awards. He was listed as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2007.

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