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    DescriptionBy the best selling author of The Selfish Gene '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 '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, London Review of Books 'Dawkins is quite incapable of being boring this characteristically brilliant and stimulating book is original and provocative throughout, and immensely enjoyable.' G. A. Parker, Heredity 'The extended phenotype is certainly a big idea and it is pressed hard in dramatic language.' Sydney Brenner, Nature 'Richard Dawkins, our most radical Darwinian thinker, is also our best science writer.' Douglas Adams 'Dawkins is a superb communicator. His books are some of the best books ever written on science.' Megan Tressider, Guardian 'Dawkins is a genius of science popularization.' Mark Ridley, The Times


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    Title
    The Extended Phenotype
    Subtitle
    The Long Reach of the Gene
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Dawkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192880512
    ISBN 10: 0192880519
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PSAK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    DC22: 576.82
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16720
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    DC22: 576.8/2
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: QH375 .D38 1999
    DC21: 576.53
    Thema V1.0: PSAK, PD, PSAJ
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    reference, glossary, index
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford Paperbacks
    Publication date
    05 August 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Richard Dawkins is the first holder of Oxford's newly endowed Charles Simonyi Professorship of Public Understanding of Science. Born in Nairobi of British parents, Richard Dawkins was educated at Oxford and did his doctorate under the Nobel-prizewinning ethologist Niko Tinbergen. From 196769 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, then he returned to Oxford as University Lecturer (later Reader) and a Fellow of New College, before taking up his present position in 1995. Richard Dawkins's bestselling books have played a significant role in the renaissance of science book publishing for a general audience. The Selfish Gene (1976; second edition 1989) was followed by The Extended Phenotype (1982), The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), and Unweaving the Rainbow (1998). He has won many literary and scientific awards.
    Review quote
    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
    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 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 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.