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The Extended Phenotype


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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; ReferencesAfterword by Daniel DennettGlossaryAuthor IndexSubject Index

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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.


`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

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