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The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Richard Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780192860927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-05-26
ISBN : 0191093068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Society of Genes

The Society of Genes Book
Author : Itai Yanai,Lercher Martin
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2016-01-11
ISBN : 0674425022
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0198788606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.

An Analysis of Richard Dawkins s The Selfish Gene

An Analysis of Richard Dawkins s The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Nicola Davis
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-06
ISBN : 1351351621
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Genes in Conflict

Genes in Conflict Book
Author : Austin BURT,Robert Trivers,Austin Burt
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 0674029119
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Solitary Self

The Solitary Self Book
Author : Mary Midgley
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-01-29
ISBN : 9781138169296
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the nature of our moral constitution to challenge the view that reduces human motivation to self-interest. This title argues that simple, one-sided accounts of human motives, such as the 'selfish gene' tendency in neo-Darwinian thought, may be illuminating but are always unrealistic.

From Gaia to Selfish Genes

From Gaia to Selfish Genes Book
Author : Connie Barlow
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1992-07-08
ISBN : 9780262521789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Gaia to Selfish Genes is a different kind of anthology. Lively excerpts from the popular writings of leading theorists in the life sciences blend in a seamless presentation of the controversies and bold ideas driving contemporary biological research. Selections span scales from the biosphere to the cell and DNA, and disciplines from global ecology to behavior and genetics, and also reveals the links between biology and philosophy. They plunge the reader into debates about heredity and environment, competition and cooperation, randomness and determinism, and the meaning of individuality. From Gaia to Selfish Genes conveys the technical and conceptual roots of current scientific theories beginning with the planetary perspective of James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis and concluding with the reductionist views of Richard Dawkins and E. 0. Wilson. The contrasting worldviews, coupled with excerpts drawn from critics of each theory, encourage readers to examine their own presuppositions. In addition to the scientists' portrayal of the Gaia hypothesis, symbiosis in cell evolution, hierarchy theory, systems theory, game theory, sociobiology, and the selfish gene, the text is rich in autobiographical passages and biographies. By presenting the human side of research, From Gaia to Selfish Genes reveals the social context and interactions, the motivations and range of cognitive styles that comprise the scientific endeavor. Concluding essays written expressly for this book by Lynn Margulis, John Maynard Smith, W. Ford Doolittle, and others underscore the importance of such diversity. Connie Barlow is a science writer currently living in New York City. The scientists include: Robert Axelrod. Richard D. Alexander. Ludwig von Bertalanffy. Leo W. Buss. Francis Crick. Richard Dawkins. W. Ford Doolittle. Douglas Hofstadter. Julian Huxley. Leon J. Kamin. Philip Kitcher. Richard C. Lewontin. James Lovelock. Lynn Margulis. Ashley Montagu. Leslie Orgel. Steven Rose. Carmen Sapienza. John Maynard Smith. Lewis Thomas. Gerald Weinberg. E. 0. Wilson. Robert Wright. The science writers include: Lawrence Joseph. Arthur Koestler. Francesca Lyman. Jeanne McDermott. Richard Monastersky. Dorion Sagan.

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time Book
Author : Robert McCrum
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9781903385838
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works.

The Gene s Eye View of Evolution

The Gene s Eye View of Evolution Book
Author : J. Arvid Ågren
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-07-21
ISBN : 0198862261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"To many evolutionary biologists, the central challenge of their discipline is to explain adaptation, the appearance of design in the living world. With the theory of evolution by natural selection, Charles Darwin elegantly showed how a purely mechanistic process can achieve this striking feature of nature. Since then, the way many biologists have thought about evolution and natural selection is as a theory about individual organisms. Over a century later, a subtle but radical shift in perspective emerged with the gene's-eye view of evolution in which natural selection was conceptualized as a struggle between genes for replication and transmission to the next generation. This viewpoint culminated with the publication of The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (Oxford University Press, 1976) and is now commonly referred to as selfish gene thinking. The gene's-eye view has subsequently played a central role in evolutionary biology, although it continues to attract controversy. The central aim of this accessible book is to show how the gene's-eye view differs from the traditional organismal account of evolution, trace its historical origins, clarify typical misunderstandings and, by using examples from contemporary experimental work, show why so many evolutionary biologists still consider it an indispensable heuristic. The book concludes by discussing how selfish gene thinking fits into ongoing debates in evolutionary biology, and what they tell us about the future of the gene's-eye view of evolution."--

The Extended Phenotype

The Extended Phenotype Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0198788916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Why We Do it

Why We Do it Book
Author : Niles Eldredge
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 2005-06
ISBN : 9780393326956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An evolutionary biologist argues against the belief that sexual behavior is governed by genes, identifying an intricate interplay among humans that involves day-to-day survival, reproduction, and learned cultural factors. Reprint.

Dawkins and the Selfish Gene

Dawkins and the Selfish Gene Book
Author : Ed Sexton
Publisher : Totem Books
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 'selfish gene' is one of the most controversial subjects in modern genetics, and one with a major bearing on the nature vs. nurture debate - the chief subject of the so-called 'Darwin wars'.

Prisoners of Reason

Prisoners of Reason Book
Author : S. M. Amadae
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016-01-14
ISBN : 1107064031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins Book
Author : Alan Grafen,Mark Ridley
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780199214662
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of 'The Selfish Gene', this collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today.

The Genial Gene

The Genial Gene Book
Author : Joan Roughgarden
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2010-06-15
ISBN : 0520265939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores evidence that suggests whether selfishness and individuality are subjective biological traits, examining social behaviors that relate to sex, gender, and family, and discussing an alternative evolutionary theory called "social selection" that focuses on cooperation.

The Selfish Meme

The Selfish Meme Book
Author : Kate Distin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780521606271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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River Out of Eden

River Out of Eden Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2008-08-04
ISBN : 0786724269
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How did the replication bomb we call ”life” begin and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as ”the sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius”), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery.

Summary of The Selfish Gene

Summary of The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Readtrepreneur Publishing
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-05-24
ISBN : 9781646152148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Selfish Gene: by Richard Dawkins - Book Summary - Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book, but an unofficial summary.) An entirely different approach to one of the most controversial theories in the world. The Selfish Gene is a reformulation of the theory of natural selection developed by Charles Darwin. This classic is focused on the nature of altruism and selfishness that creatures have. Despite that any living creature is focused on his well-being, the study reveals that they have a natural sense of altruism as well. Many creatures have a tendency of sacrificing themselves for their loved ones' safety. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Readtrepreneur. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Any altruistic system is inherently unstable, because it is open to abuse by selfish individuals, ready to exploit it." - Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins' title is an interesting look into the nature of living creatures. An incredibly complex topic developed perfectly so any person interested in reading it can enjoy and learn a lot from the book. Richard Dawkins reveals many things we didn't know about Charles Darwin's natural selection theory. P.S. The Selfish Gene is an extremely informative book which will teach you a lot about the most primal side of any living creature. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Grab your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur? ● Highest Quality Summaries ● Delivers Amazing Knowledge ● Awesome Refresher ● Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.

Dawkins God

Dawkins  God Book
Author : Alister E. McGrath
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-11-11
ISBN : 1118964799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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