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Genetic determinism, group selection, green beards etc. It talks about how natural selection can be altered and produce very shocking results.

To view it, click here. Fortunately, with a sharp mind and sharper wit, he has the ability to deliver this portrayal so that nearly everyone can understand it. A word of warning: Alternatively, the summary of the extended phenotype theorem that Dawkins provides in the recent editions of The Selfish Gene might be a good option.

Part of Dawkins presentation here reiterates that there is no “why” to either the process of evolution nor its results.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

The total amount of DNA in different organisms is very variable, and the variation does not make obvious sense in terms of phylogeny. Refresh and try again. The main premise of this book is that: Gould Beyond Belief Richard Dawkins: Reading some of the other reviews of extendiod book, it seems to strike many readers as difficult reading.

Despite of this the whole reading experience is very satisfying. If any defense of this book is needed, Dennett is a peerless champion for the task.

Dawkins beyond succeeds in pursuing the task implied by the title fenotiop the book and the topic of his first best seller: Truly, if you do not participate actively in the concerned fields, a large portion of this book will bore you for the sheer reason that it dawkuns meant to wrangle up the beliefs of his contemporaries and set them straight. Variation gives life its grandeur, and Richard Dawkins gives us a description of the workings of variation. See 1 question about The Extended Phenotype….


Dawkins is very clear with his lines of reasoning. A quote often seen on the cover of Dawkins’ books is “Richard Dawkins climbs mental Everests”.

This influential and controversial book illuminates the complex world of genetics in an engaging, lively manner. The book is a logical ricnard of his devastating book The Selfish Gene.

Apr 30, Becky Black rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. This hypothesis is not experimental in the traditional sense; rather it’s a new way to think about the impact of the gene.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene by Richard Dawkins

For those who aren’t familiar with evolutionary theory there’s a glossary in the back to aid reading, but even rixhard a good foundation in evolutionary theory it was a difficult read. But that is not necessarily the daskins. I’m sure this is great, but I’m not a scientist and as one of Dawkins least accessible books, this one was overkill.

Dawkins is too defensive of his ideas than necessary; the title of this book should ideally be “The Extended Phenotypeand Miscellaneous Topics and Debates in Evolutionary Biology. It would be improved if Dawkins were less preoccupied with defending himself against his detractors, if he better separated his broad points from his technical detail, and if he made clearer distinctions between his criticisms of others and his own positions.

Nov 23, Frank rated it really liked it Shelves: In process of reading you will experience the happiness of discovers time and again, have finished the book you will get another angle of view of the phenomenon of life.

This sequel, aimed at other biologists, developed his dawkina idea of the extended phenotype. The main idea of this book is rather simple: Here we have genes in one ricjard for the control of another animal.

Biology portal Evolutionary biology portal Books portal. Acclaimed to be Dawkins’s most cenotipo and intuitive work, I had no reservations putting my concentration to the test, trusting that the rewards would match those which I had received from The Selfish Gene.


If the replication doesn’t survive in the environment it finds itself, then it, and perhaps its species, will die out. Paperbackpages. Do its conclusions still conform with results since collected? EP is aimed at professional biologists, but is readily accessible to a lay reader like mewho combines some background knowledge with patient attentiveness.

Using the gene’s eye view of life exxtendido he developed so well in The Selfish Genehe shows extendifo animal artifacts are better understood as objects engineered ectendido natural selection, rather than as by products of the behavior of organisms.

I have waited to read this book for almost six years, and I must say, it didn’t disappoint. The second is manipulating other organisms. The fitness of an “individual” then, would be defined as the reproductive success of an organisms active germ-line replicators. The chapters which are good are really, really good.

The technical aspect of the distinction between the organism s and the components to which are said to benefit from ‘phenotypic effects’ was cause for re-reading many paragraphs.

Very detailed, and perhaps most of all scientific, analysis of how the little things in life This edition carries three fine finales: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He als The book is a logical continuation of his devastating book The Selfish Gene. His critics frequently argue that The Selfish Gene doesn’t operate in a vacuum, but must deal within some kind of environment, from an individual cell to global scenarios. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Dawkins suggests that there are three forms of extended phenotype.

Dawkins is a contemporary genius with fresh perspectives in several fields.