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

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

byRichard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett

Paperback | May 26, 1999

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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

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 Univer...
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Title:The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the GeneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:May 26, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192880519

ISBN - 13:9780192880512

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Table of Contents

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; SubjectIndex.

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As is typical with this author’s brilliant and energetic style, the theory of evolution comes across in a way that makes it exciting and stimulating. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable take on the principles of science. Reading this book makes you wish Richard Dawkins taught science class when you were in grade school!