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The 'extended phenotype' is Dawkins' key contribution to the gene's eye view of evolution given in The Selfish Gene. He shows that the influence of genes can extend far beyond the bodies in which they reside, manipulating the environment and the behaviour of other individuals. A worldwide bestseller and a classic work of scientific exposition.…mehr

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The 'extended phenotype' is Dawkins' key contribution to the gene's eye view of evolution given in The Selfish Gene. He shows that the influence of genes can extend far beyond the bodies in which they reside, manipulating the environment and the behaviour of other individuals. A worldwide bestseller and a classic work of scientific exposition.
  • Produktdetails
  • Oxford Landmark Science
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 468
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22. September 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 131mm x 50mm
  • Gewicht: 454g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198788911
  • ISBN-10: 0198788916
  • Artikelnr.: 45102948
Autorenporträt
Professor Richard Dawkins is one of the most influential science writers and communicators of our generation. He was the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he held from 1995 until 2008, and is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. His bestselling books include The Selfish Gene (1976), The Extended Phenotype (1982) and its sequel The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1998), A Devil's Chaplain (2004), The Ancestor's Tale (2004), and The God Delusion (2007). He has won many literary and scientific awards, including the 1987 Royal Society of Literature Award, the 1990 Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the 1994 Nakayama Prize for Human Science, the 1997 International Cosmos Prize, and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest in 2009.
Inhaltsangabe
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 Vehiclesa
7 Selfish Wasp or Selfish Strategya
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