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The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,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 : 2016-06-08
ISBN : 0198788606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0199291144
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. Still as relevant and influential today as ever, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution that not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanised the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Nicola Davis
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-14
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.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2006-03-16
ISBN : 9780191537554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. As relevant and 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.

The Extended Selfish Gene

The Extended Selfish Gene Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2016-08-31
ISBN : 9780198788782
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Selfish Gene is a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. In it 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 the replication of genes. The book provoked widespread and heated debate, which in part led Dawkins to write The Extended Phenotype, in which he gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as the unit of selection, as well as contributing his own development of this insight. For the first time, The Extended Selfish Gene brings these two books together, by including two key chapters from The Extended Phenotype. These chapters provide Dawkins's detailed and powerful response to two issues raised by critics of The Selfish Gene: the accusations of genetic determinism (the idea that our behaviour is entirely determined by our genes), and of "adaptationism" (that all traits are indiscriminately perceived to be adaptations resulting from natural selection). While written in particular for the biology community, Dawkins's clarity of expression allows these chapters to be accessible to all who are seriously engaged with the gene's eye view and its implications. The imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant Selfish Gene 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 significant as on the day it was published. Along with the two extra chapters, The Extended Selfish Gene includes a new epilogue to The Selfish Gene from the author which highlights the relevance of the gene's eye view to evolutionary biology today.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Nicola Davis
Publisher : Macat Library
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 9781912127573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Key Ideas from the Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins

Key Ideas from the Selfish Gene   Richard Dawkins Book
Author : Judy Woods
Publisher :
Release : 2018-12-14
ISBN : 9781791695675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Key Ideas From The Selfish Gene - Richard DawkinsA landmark work in the field of biology and evolution The Selfish Gene is a landmark 1976 work in the field of biology: It puts the gene at the center of the process of evolution and explains how, when this is taken into account, genes must be seen as "selfish." Author Richard Dawkins then uses this theory of gene selfishness to explain the massive variety of animal behavior observable on Earth.Who is it for ?- 'Everyone interested in the universe and their place in it.' - Any student of biology or anyone with an interest in biologyAbout the AuthorRichard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and author of influential and popular science books such as The Blind Watchmaker and The Extended Phenotype. He is also a committed atheist and an active critic of religion, to this end publishing his book The God Delusion and setting up the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Book
Author : Nicola Davis
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-14
ISBN : 1351353411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 Book
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016-08-21
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 theunit 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 extendedphenotype 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.

Dawkins God

Dawkins  God Book
Author : Alister E. McGrath
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-01-20
ISBN : 1118964780
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

Why We Do it

Why We Do it Book
Author : Niles Eldredge
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780393050820
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

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 Bridge to Humanity

The Bridge to Humanity Book
Author : Walter Goldschmidt,Professor of Anthropology Psychiatry and Sociology Walter Goldschmidt
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2006
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Bridge to Humanity explores the relationship of biology and culture in the evolution of human behavior. Building upon several of the theoretical issues he first addressed in Man's Way, anthropologist Walter Goldschmidt presents a look at how human culture functions through biological mechanisms that have evolved from our distant past. "Affect hunger"--The need for affective expressions from others--underlies nurturance and mutuality. Goldschmidt contends that affect hunger--in combination with other factors unique to the human species--in effect "trumps" the selfish gene and is therefore the essential missing key to understanding human behavior. Employing discussions of primate behavior, ethnographies, cognitive studies, psychological research, and hormonal and neurological studies, he demonstrates how affect hunger not only provides a reward system for learning language and other cultural information, but also remains a motive for social behavior throughout life. --From publisher's description.

The Genial Gene

The Genial Gene Book
Author : Joan Roughgarden
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2009-04-20
ISBN : 9780520943018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are selfishness and individuality—rather than kindness and cooperation—basic to biological nature? Does a "selfish gene" create universal sexual conflict? In The Genial Gene, Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these and other ideas that have come to dominate the study of animal evolution. Building on her brilliant and innovative book Evolution's Rainbow, in which she challenged accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation, Roughgarden upends the notion of the selfish gene and the theory of sexual selection and develops a compelling and controversial alternative theory called social selection. This scientifically rigorous, model-based challenge to an important tenet of neo-Darwinian theory emphasizes cooperation, elucidates the factors that contribute to evolutionary success in a gene pool or animal social system, and vigorously demonstrates that to identify Darwinism with selfishness and individuality misrepresents the facts of life as we now know them.

The Solitary Self

The Solitary Self Book
Author : Mary Midgley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-12-05
ISBN : 1317488245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renowned philosopher Mary Midgley explores the nature of our moral constitution to challenge the view that reduces human motivation to self-interest. Midgley argues cogently and convincingly that simple, one-sided accounts of human motives, such as the 'selfish gene' tendency in recent neo-Darwinian thought, may be illuminating but are always unrealistic. Such neatness, she shows, cannot be imposed on human psychology. She returns to Darwin's original writings to show how the reductive individualism which is now presented as Darwinism does not derive from Darwin but from a wider, Hobbesian tradition in Enlightenment thinking. She reveals the selfish gene hypothesis as a cultural accretion that is just not seen in nature. Heroic independence is not a realistic aim for Homo sapiens. We are, as Darwin saw, earthly organisms, framed to interact constantly with one another and with the complex ecosystems of which we are a tiny part. For us, bonds are not just restraints but also lifelines.

Darwinian Fairytales

Darwinian Fairytales Book
Author : David Stove
Publisher : Encounter Books
Release : 2006-02-01
ISBN : 1594033013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Whatever your opinion of ‘Intelligent Design,’ you’ll find Stove’s criticism of what he calls ‘Darwinism’ difficult to stop reading. Stove’s blistering attack on Richard Dawkins’ ‘selfish genes’ and ‘memes’ is unparalleled and unrelenting. A discussion of spiders who mimic bird droppings is alone worth the price of the book. Darwinian Fairytales should be read and pondered by anyone interested in sociobiology, the origin of altruism, and the awesome process of evolution. --Martin Gardner, author of Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience