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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene


Richard Dawkins

September 2016

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.

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Evolutionary Writings: including the Autobiographies


Charles Darwin, James A. Secord

May 2010

Oxford World's Classics

This volume brings together key chapters from Darwin's most important books, including the Journal of Researches on the Beagle voyage (1845), the Origin of Species (1859), the Descent of Man (1871), and the full text of his delightful autobiography. They are accompanied by responses from 19th-century readers from around the world.

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Why Evolution is True


Jerry A. Coyne

January 2010

Why Evolution is True focuses on the hard evidence that proves evolution by natural selection to be a fact. Weaving together and explaining the latest discoveries and ideas from many disparate areas of modern science, this succinct and important book will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth - and the beauty - of evolution.

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The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction


Michael J. Benton

November 2008

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct and accessible guide to the key episodes in the story of life on earth - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today.

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On the Origin of Species

Revised Edition


Charles Darwin, Gillian Beer

November 2008

Oxford World's Classics

This edition of Darwin's great work provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first publication.

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Fossils: A Very Short Introduction


Keith Thomson

October 2005

Very Short Introductions

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Darwin: A Very Short Introduction


Jonathan Howard

February 2001

Very Short Introductions

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