Extended Phenotype The Long Reach of the Gene

ISBN-10: 0192880519

ISBN-13: 9780192880512

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

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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
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/5/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Richard Dawkins writes about such topics as DNA and genetic engineering, virtual reality, astronomy, and evolution. Dawkins was educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Humanism. Dawkins' books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable. His book, entitled The God Delusion, shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children. Dawkins supports his points with historical and contemporary evidence. His title An Appetitie for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

Born in Boston in 1942, Daniel Clement Dennett explores the philosophical links between mind and brain. His first book, Content and Consciousness (1969) was one of the earliest to examine this issue. It is one that he expands on in his other books, including Consciousness Explained (1991), where he uses philosophical "materialism" to examine the link between mind and body. Dennett is a Distinguished Arts and Sciences Professor, a Professor of Philosophy and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University in Medford Mass. He is interested in the development of artificial intelligence, was the co-founder of the Curricular Software Studio at Tufts, and has aided in the design of computer exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Science in Boston and the Computer Museum in Boston.

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 Artefacts
Host Phenotypes of Parasite Genes
Action at a Distance
Rediscovering the Organism
References
Afterword
Glossary
Author Index
Subject Index
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