Summary: This is a revised edition with a new afterword by Daniel Dennett. The Extended Phenotype carries on from where The Selfish Gene takes off. It is a fascinating look at the evolution of life and natural selection. Dawkins's theory is that individual organisms are replicators that have extended phenotypic effects on society and the world at large, thus our genes have the ability to manipulate other individuals. A worldwide bestseller, this book has become a classic in p
Summary: This is a revised edition with a new afterword by Daniel Dennett. The Extended Phenotype carries on from where The Selfish Gene takes off. It is a fascinating look at the evolution of life and natural selection. Dawkins's theory is that individual organisms are replicators that have extended phenotypic effects on society and the world at large, thus our genes have the ability to manipulate other individuals. A worldwide bestseller, this book has become a classic in popular science writing.
Edition/Copyright:(REV)99 Cover: Publisher:Oxford University Press Year Published: 1999 International: No
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Dawkins, Richard :
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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Necker Cubes and Buffaloes
Genetic Determinism and Gene Selectionism
Constraints on Perfection
Arms Races and Manipulation
The Active Germ-Line Replicator
Organisms, Groups and Memes : Replicators or Vehicles?
Selfish Wasp or Selfish Strategy?
Outlaws and Modifiers
Selfish DNA, Jumping Genes, and a Lamarckian Scare
An Agony in Five Fits
The Genetic Evolution of Animal Artifacts
Host Phenotypes of Parasite Genes
Action at a Distance
Rediscovering the Organism
References Afterword by Daniel Dennett Glossary Author Index Subject Index.
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