The Selfish Gene

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

The Selfish Gene Book Description:

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
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 464
Release : 2016-06-08
ISBN 10 : 9780198788607
ISBN 13 : 0198788606
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene Book Description:

With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.

The Selfish Gene

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

The Selfish Gene 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 Selfish Gene 30th Anniversary Edition

The Selfish Gene  30th Anniversary Edition
Author : Dawkins Richard
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages : 1556
Release : 2016-12-04
ISBN 10 : 9781365581816
ISBN 13 : 1365581810
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene 30th Anniversary Edition Book Description:

Inheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin, Watson, and Crick, Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The Selfish Gene. Suppose, instead of thinking about organisms using genes to reproduce themselves, as we had since Mendel's work was rediscovered, we turn it around and imagine that "our" genes build and maintain us in order to make more genes. That simple reversal seems to answer many puzzlers which had stumped scientists for years, and we haven't thought of evolution in the same way since. Why are there miles and miles of "unused" DNA within each of our bodies? Why should a bee give up its own chance to reproduce to help raise her sisters and brothers? With a prophet's clarity, Dawkins told us the answers from the perspective of molecules competing for limited space and resources to produce more of their own kind. Drawing fascinating examples from every field of biology.

From Gaia to Selfish Genes

From Gaia to Selfish Genes
Author : Connie Barlow
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 273
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : 0262521784
ISBN 13 : 9780262521789
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Gaia to Selfish Genes Book Description:

Presents the range of current debate in biological research, touching on the topics of heredity and environment, competition, cooperation, determinism, individuality, and more, through excerpts from the writings of leading scientists

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 1442097760
ISBN 13 : 9781442097766
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene Book Description:

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author : Jesse Russell
Publisher : Book on Demand Limited
Total Pages : 72
Release : 2012-01
ISBN 10 : 5511191655
ISBN 13 : 9785511191652
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene Book Description:

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Selfish Gene is a book on evolution by Richard Dawkins, published in 1976. It builds upon the principal theory of George C. Williams's first book Adaptation and Natural Selection. Dawkins coined the term "selfish gene" as a way of expressing the gene-centred view of evolution as opposed to the views focused on the organism and the group. From the gene-centred view follows that the more two individuals are genetically related, the more sense (at the level of the genes) it makes for them to behave selflessly with each other. Therefore the concept is especially good at explaining many forms of altruism, regardless of a common misuse of the term along the lines of a selfishness gene.

Dawkins and the Selfish Gene

Dawkins and the Selfish Gene
Author : Ed Sexton
Publisher : Totem Books
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : NWU:35556034005165
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dawkins and the Selfish Gene Book Description:

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'.

The Extended Selfish Gene

The Extended Selfish Gene
Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 560
Release : 2016-08-31
ISBN 10 : 0198788789
ISBN 13 : 9780198788782
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extended Selfish Gene Book Description:

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
Author : Nicola Davis
Publisher :
Total Pages : 82
Release : 2017-07-25
ISBN 10 : 1912302373
ISBN 13 : 9781912302376
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene 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.