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The extended phenotype : the long reach of the gene

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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People commonly view evolution as a process of competition between individuals--known as "survival of the fittest"--With the individual representing the "unit of selection." Richard Dawkins offers a controversial reinterpretation of that idea in The Extended Phenotype, now being reissued to coincide with the publication of the second edition of his highly-acclaimed The Selfish Gene. He proposes that we look at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 0192860887 9780192860880
OCLC Number: 19921696
Notes: Reprinted, with corrections.
Includes indexes.
Description: viii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
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 Vehicles? --
7. Selfish Wasp or Selfish Strategy? --
8. Outlaws and Modifiers --
9. Selfish DNA, Jumping Genes, and a Lamarckian Scare --
10. An Agony in Five Fits --
11. The Genetical Evolution of Animal Artefacts --
12. Host Phenotypes of Parasite Genes --
13. Action at a Distance --
14. Rediscovering the Organism --
Afterword --
References --
Further Reading --
Glossary --
Author Index --
Subject Index.
Responsibility: Richard Dawkins.
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