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The Extended Phenotype : the Long Reach of the Gene.

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dawkins, Richard.
Extended Phenotype : The Long Reach of the Gene.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 9780192506221 0192506226
OCLC Number: 960165291
Description: 1 online resource (486 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Extended Phenotype The Long Reach of the Gene; Copyright; Preface; Note to Oxford Paperback Edition; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: NECKER CUBES AND BUFFALOES ; Chapter 2: GENETIC DETERMINISM AND GENE SELECTIONISM ; Chapter 3: CONSTRAINTS ON PERFECTION ; Time lags ; Historical constraints ; Available genetic variation ; Constraints of costs and materials ; Imperfections at one level due to selection at another level ; Mistakes due to environmental unpredictability or 'malevolence' ; Chapter 4: ARMS RACES AND MANIPULATION ; Chapter 5: THE ACTIVE GERM-LINE REPLICATOR. Chapter 6: ORGANISMS, GROUPS, AND MEMES Chapter 7: SELFISH WASP OR SELFISH STRATEGY? ; Chapter 8: OUTLAWS AND MODIFIERS ; 'Genes that beat the system' ; Modifiers ; Sex-linked outlaws ; Selfish sperm ; Green beards and armpits ; Chapter 9: SELFISH DNA, JUMPING GENES, AND A LAMARCKIAN SCARE ; Selfish DNA ; A Lamarckian scare; The poverty of preformationism; Chapter 10: AN AGONY IN FIVE FITS; Fit the First; Fit the Second; Fit the Third; Fit the Fourth; Fit the Fifth; Chapter 11: THE GENETICAL EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL ARTEFACTS; Chapter 12: HOST PHENOTYPES OF PARASITE GENES. Chapter 13: ACTION AT A DISTANCEChapter 14: REDISCOVERING THE ORGANISM; Afterword by Daniel Dennett; Reference; Further Reading; Glossary; Author Index; Subject Index.

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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.

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