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The Extended Phenotype

The Long Reach of the Gene

Richard Dawkins

September 2016

ISBN: 9780198788911

496 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Price: £10.99

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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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.

  • The classic sequel to the bestselling book, The Selfish Gene
  • Dawkins' highly influential scientific contribution to the gene's eye view of evolution
  • A new edition with a fully revised internal design
  • Part of the Oxford Landmark Science range: 'must-read' modern science and big ideas, which have shaped the way we think

About the Author(s)

Richard Dawkins, University of Oxford

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.

Table of Contents

    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

Reviews

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, LRB

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