The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene
Oxford University Press, 4 mar 1999 - 313 pagine
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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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Osdolai - www.librarything.com
The Selfish Gene is enough of a classic that it can still be read, understood and enjoyed today. But this follow-up has aged badly. Much of the information is outdated and large sections of the book ... Leggi recensione completa
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - setnahkt - LibraryThing
This book followed The Selfish Gene and is generally considered a more rigorous treatment of the same theme: that the gene, not the organism or species, is the “unit” of natural selection. I’m not ... Leggi recensione completa
2 Genetic Determinism and Gene Selectionism
3 Constraints on Perfection
4 Arms Races and Manipulation
5 The Active GermLine Replicator
Replicators or Vehicles?
7 Selfish Wasp or Selfish Strategy?
8 Outlaws and Modifiers