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Ridley, Mark

Overview
Works: 38 works in 257 publications in 6 languages and 8,373 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals  Classification  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH366.2, 575
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Most widely held works by Mark Ridley
The problems of evolution by Mark Ridley( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think : reflections by scientists, writers, and philosophers by Mark Ridley( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Leading figures from science, philosophy, literature, and the media reflect on the breadth and range of Dawkins' contributions to science and public debate, from evolutionary theory and artificial life, to rationalism and ethics. - ;This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Specially commissioned pieces by leading figures in science, philosophy, litera
Animal behaviour : a concise introduction by Mark Ridley( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic textbook is a concise introductory guide to the subject of animal behavior. The book is organized by first building the four-cornered foundations of the subject, then moving higher. In an extremely well-organized progression, the student is lead to an understanding of the essential topics, explained in logical self-contained units. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading. In this second edition, the coverage of mechanisms of behavior is much expanded, as is the material on evolution and natural selection. The chapter on development includes much of the new work on l
The cooperative gene : how Mendel's demon explains the evolution of complex beings by Mark Ridley( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why isn's all life pond-scum? Why are there multimillion-celled, long-lived monsters like us, built from tens of thousands of cooperating genes? Mark Ridley presents a new explanation of how complex large life forms like ourselves came to exist, showing that the answer to the greatest mystery of evolution for modern science is not the selfish gene; it is the cooperative gene." "In this thought-provoking book, Ridley breaks down how two major biological hurdles had to be overcome in order to allow living complexity to evolve: the proliferation of genes and gene-selfishness. Because complex life has more genes than simple life, the increase in gene numbers poses a particular problem for complex beings."--Jacket
The Darwin reader by Charles Darwin( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected key passages from nine of Darwin's books. Includes preface and introduction to each selection focusing on helping modern readers understand Darwin's writings based on the latest scholarship
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology( )

in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and classification : the reformation of cladism by Mark Ridley( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to read Darwin by Mark Ridley( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Darwin's permanent legacy is his broad, abstract theories of evolution and natural selection, theories which he tested against an astonishing array of natural history evidence in his writing. Mark Ridley uses a question and answer approach to explain how Darwin carefully tackled problems, and shows how the reader can understand Darwin's arguments by first working out what question Darwin had implicitly set himself to answer."--Jacket
Mendel's demon : gene justice and the complexity of life by Mark Ridley( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explains "how life has evolved as a series of steps to deal with error and coerce genes to cooperate within each body. ... [and] goes on to ask whether life will evolve to be even more complex in the future."--Jacke.t
The essential Darwin by Charles Darwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin was unusual in that he was a scientist who wrote for the general reader. This book contains passages from his nine most important books. From the "Origin", his explanation of natural selection and his summary of the case for evolution; from "The Descent of Man", human intelligence and morality, and his theory of sex differences; and from "Coral Reefs", the wholly original and still accepted theory of the origin of coral atolls
Évolution biologique by Mark Ridley( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and Italian and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Darwin selection by Charles Darwin( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The therapeutic use of antibiotics in hospital practice: proceedings of a symposium held at St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School: by Mark Ridley( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think by Alan Grafen( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Leading figures from science, philosophy, literature, and the media reflect on the breadth and range of Dawkins' contributions to science and public debate, from evolutionary theory and artificial life, to rationalism and ethics. - ;This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Specially commissioned pieces by leading figures in science, philosophy, litera
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology by Paul H Harvey( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by Mark Ridley( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. From Darwin to the Modern Synthesis - 1. Darwin, C. (1858) Extract from an unpublished work on species - 2. Darwin, C. (1858) Abstract of a letter from C. Darwin, Esq., to Prof. Asa Gray, Boston, U.S.A. - 3. Maynard Smith, J. (1987) Weismann and modern biology - 4. Fisher, R. A. (1930) The nature of inheritance - 5. Wright, S. (1932) The roles of mutation, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and selection in evolution - 6. Haldane, J. B. S. (1949) Disease and evolution
Narrow roads of gene land : the collected papers of W.D. Hamilton by W. D Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by Mark Ridley( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology by Paul H Harvey( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrow Roads of Gene Land, 3 Last Words. The Collected Papers of W.D. Hamilton by W. D Hamilton( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.D. Hamilton (1936-2000) has been described by Richard Dawkins as 'a good candidate for the title of most distinguished Darwinian since Darwin'. His work on evolutionary biology continues to influence scientists working across a wide variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, animal behaviour, genetics, anthropology, and ecology. This third and final volume of Narrow Roads of Gene Land contains Hamilton's key papers published between 1990 and 2000,a period in which he covered a great diversity of topics, often in collaboration with other scientists. Many of the papers
 
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Alternative Names
Mark Ridley britischer Biologe

Mark Ridley British zoologist

Mark Ridley Brits zoöloog

Ridley, M.

Ridley, M. 1956-

Ridley, M. (Mark)

Ridley, M. (Mark), 1956-

Ridley, Mark

リドゥリー, マーク

リドレー, マーク

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Animal behaviour : a concise introductionThe cooperative gene : how Mendel's demon explains the evolution of complex beingsThe Darwin readerHow to read DarwinMendel's demon : gene justice and the complexity of lifeA Darwin selectionRichard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we thinkOxford surveys in evolutionary biology