The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780192860927
ISBN 13: 0192860925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-06-08
ISBN 10: 0198788606
ISBN 13: 9780198788607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.

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The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN 10: 0191093068
ISBN 13: 9780191093067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published. This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Genes in Conflict

Genes in Conflict
Author: Austin BURT,Robert Trivers,Professor of Anthropology and Biologcal Sciences Robert Trivers
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780674017139
ISBN 13: 0674017137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Covering all species from yeast to humans, this is the first book to tell the story of selfish genetic elements that act narrowly to advance their own replication at the expense of the larger organism.

The Society of Genes

The Society of Genes
Author: Itai Yanai,Lercher Martin
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN 10: 0674425022
ISBN 13: 9780674425026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Since Dawkins popularized the notion of the selfish gene, the question of how these selfish genes work together to construct an organism remained a mystery. Now, standing atop a wealth of new research, Itai Yanai and Martin Lercher—pioneers in the field of systems biology—provide a vision of how genes cooperate and compete in the struggle for life.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Nicola Davis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN 10: 1351351621
ISBN 13: 9781351351621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene Book Review:

Richard Dawkins provides excellent examples of his reasoning and interpretation skills in The Selfish Gene. His 1976 book is not a work of original research, but instead a careful explanation of evolution, combined with an argument for a particular interpretation of several aspects of evolution. Since Dawkins is building on other researchers' work and writing for a general audience, the central elements of good reasoning are vital to his book: producing a clear argument and presenting a persuasive case; organising an argument and supporting its conclusions. In doing this, Dawkins also employs the crucial skill of interpretation: understanding what evidence means; clarifying terms; questioning definitions; giving clear definitions on which to build arguments. The strength of his reasoning and interpretative skills played a key part in the widespread acceptance of his argument for a gene-centred interpretation of natural selection and evolution - and in its history as a bestselling classic of science writing.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Nicola Davis
Publsiher: Macat Library
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 9781912127573
ISBN 13: 1912127571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene Book Review:

Richard Dawkins provides excellent examples of his reasoning and interpretation skills in The Selfish Gene. His 1976 book is not a work of original research, but instead a careful explanation of evolution, combined with an argument for a particular interpretation of several aspects of evolution. Since Dawkins is building on other researchers' work and writing for a general audience, the central elements of good reasoning are vital to his book: producing a clear argument and presenting a persuasive case; organising an argument and supporting its conclusions. In doing this, Dawkins also employs the crucial skill of interpretation: understanding what evidence means; clarifying terms; questioning definitions; giving clear definitions on which to build arguments. The strength of his reasoning and interpretative skills played a key part in the widespread acceptance of his argument for a gene-centred interpretation of natural selection and evolution - and in its history as a bestselling classic of science writing.

The Extended Phenotype

The Extended Phenotype
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN 10: 0192506234
ISBN 13: 9780192506238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extended Phenotype Book Review:

In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as the unit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals. So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extended phenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences. The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Selfish is the Heart

Selfish is the Heart
Author: Megan Hart
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN 10: 1101443936
ISBN 13: 9781101443934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The national bestselling author of No Greater Pleasure delivers a new novel featuring a reluctant student of seduction. To escape an arranged marriage, Annalise Marony decides to become a Handmaiden of the Order of Solace. But she is thwarted at every turn by Cassian, a teacher of the faith, who must test her dedication. Older than most of the girls, Annalise knows that she will be expected to please a patron in pleasures of the flesh-and she is not shy about teasing Cassian. And as they both play out the game of master and student, the secrets in their souls will either tear them apart-or bind them together forever.

Prisoners of Reason

Prisoners of Reason
Author: S. M. Amadae
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-01-14
ISBN 10: 1107064031
ISBN 13: 9781107064034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prisoners of Reason Book Review:

Using the theory of Prisoner's Dilemma, Prisoners of Reason explores how neoliberalism departs from classic liberalism and how it rests on game theory.

From Darwin to Derrida

From Darwin to Derrida
Author: David Haig
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 0262358034
ISBN 13: 9780262358033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Darwin to Derrida Book Review:

How the meaningless process of natural selection produces purposeful beings who find meaning in the world. In From Darwin to Derrida, evolutionary biologist David Haig explains how a physical world of matter in motion gave rise to a living world of purpose and meaning. Natural selection, a process without purpose, gives rise to purposeful beings who find meaning in the world. The key to this, Haig proposes, is the origin of mutable “texts”—genes—that preserve a record of what has worked in the world. These texts become the specifications for the intricate mechanisms of living beings. Haig draws on a wide range of sources—from Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy to Immanuel Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment to the work of Jacques Derrida to the latest findings on gene transmission, duplication, and expression—to make his argument. Genes and their effects, he explains, are like eggs and chickens. Eggs exist for the sake of becoming chickens and chickens for the sake of laying eggs. A gene's effects have a causal role in determining which genes are copied. A gene (considered as a lineage of material copies) persists if its lineage has been consistently associated with survival and reproduction. Organisms can be understood as interpreters that link information from the environment to meaningful action in the environment. Meaning, Haig argues, is the output of a process of interpretation; there is a continuum from the very simplest forms of interpretation, instantiated in single RNA molecules near the origins of life, to the most sophisticated. Life is interpretation—the use of information in choice.

An Appetite for Wonder

An Appetite for Wonder
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 0062225812
ISBN 13: 9780062225818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Appetite for Wonder Book Review:

With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). his first memoir offers a more personal view. His first book, The Selfish Gene, caused a seismic shift in the study of biology by proffering the gene-centered view of evolution. It was also in this book that Dawkins coined the term meme, a unit of cultural evolution, which has itself become a mainstay in contemporary culture. In An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, peppered with sketches of his colorful ancestors, charming parents, and the peculiarities of colonial life right after World War II. At boarding school, despite a near-religious encounter with an Elvis record, he began his career as a skeptic by refusing to kneel for prayer in chapel. Despite some inspired teaching throughout primary and secondary school, it was only when he got to Oxford that his intellectual curiosity took full flight. Arriving at Oxford in 1959, when undergraduates "left Elvis behind" for Bach or the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university's legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It's to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening, as it invited young people to become scholars by encouraging them to pose rigorous questions and scour the library for the latest research rather than textbook "teaching to" any kind of test. His career as a fellow and lecturer at Oxford took an unexpected turn when, in 1973, a serious strike in Britain caused prolonged electricity cuts, and he was forced to pause his computer-based research. Provoked by the then widespread misunderstanding of natural selection known as "group selection" and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, "my bestseller." It was, of course, The Selfish Gene. Here, for the first time, is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist, and the story of how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century.

The Science of Human Perfection

The Science of Human Perfection
Author: Nathaniel Comfort
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN 10: 0300169914
ISBN 13: 9780300169911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Human Perfection Book Review:

A thoughtful new look at the entwined histories of genetic medicine and eugenics, with probing discussion of the moral risks of seeking human perfection

Dawkins God

Dawkins  God
Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN 10: 1118964780
ISBN 13: 9781118964781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawkins God Book Review:

A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as a popularizer of science Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examine the religious implications of his scientific ideas including a comprehensive investigation of the ‘selfish gene’ Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the interplay between science and religion

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins
Author: Mark Ridley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780199214662
ISBN 13: 0199214662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Richard Dawkins Book Review:

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, literature, and the media, such as Daniel C. Dennett, Matt Ridley, Steven Pinker, Philip Pullman, and the Bishop of Oxford, highlight the breadth and range of Dawkins' influence on modern science and culture, from the gene's eye view of evolution to his energetic engagement in public debates on science, rationalism, and religion. The volume includes personal reminiscences and critical debate as well as accessible discussions of science - it provides a stimulating tribute to a remarkable intellectual.

The Selfish Meme

The Selfish Meme
Author: Kate Distin,Distin Kate
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780521606271
ISBN 13: 0521606276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climbing Mount Improbable

Climbing Mount Improbable
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1997-09-17
ISBN 10: 0393070522
ISBN 13: 9780393070521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climbing Mount Improbable Book Review:

A brilliant book celebrating improbability as the engine that drives life, by the acclaimed author of The Selfish Gene and The Blind Watchmaker. The human eye is so complex and works so precisely that surely, one might believe, its current shape and function must be the product of design. How could such an intricate object have come about by chance? Tackling this subject—in writing that the New York Times called "a masterpiece"—Richard Dawkins builds a carefully reasoned and lovingly illustrated argument for evolutionary adaptation as the mechanism for life on earth. The metaphor of Mount Improbable represents the combination of perfection and improbability that is epitomized in the seemingly "designed" complexity of living things. Dawkins skillfully guides the reader on a breathtaking journey through the mountain's passes and up its many peaks to demonstrate that following the improbable path to perfection takes time. Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins's eloquent descriptions of extraordinary adaptations such as the teeming populations of figs, the intricate silken world of spiders, and the evolution of wings on the bodies of flightless animals. And through it all runs the thread of DNA, the molecule of life, responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time. Climbing Mount Improbable is a book of great impact and skill, written by the most prominent Darwinian of our age.

Impact

Impact
Author: Ken Mcarthur
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009-01-22
ISBN 10: 1442960094
ISBN 13: 9781442960091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Guide to Richard Dawkins s The Selfish Gene by Instaread

Guide to Richard Dawkins   s The Selfish Gene by Instaread
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2017-04-19
ISBN 10: 168378717X
ISBN 13: 9781683787174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Richard Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene and NOT the original book. Preview: The Selfish Gene (1976) by Richard Dawkins outlines theories and research in the field of evolutionary biology to explain the importance of the gene as the most significant unit of analysis in natural selection. The common understanding of natural selection is that altruistic behavior has evolutionary advantages because on average, it benefits the species as a whole… Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.