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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.

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, LRB 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

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: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 1999
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.24