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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

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.

A gene can influence the structure of the containing organism, and this surely is a phenotype, but Dawkins gradually pushes this further: Trivia About The Extended Phen Your two perspectives can be shifted between without many problems at all. This was a very informative but mentally exhausting book. Genetic determinism, group selection, green beards etc.

Sep 25, Anatoly v01 rated it really liked it Shelves: Very detailed, and perhaps most of all ricbard, analysis of how the little things in life Dawkins cited as examples caddis houses and beaver dams.

Dawkins considers The Extended Phenotype to be a sequel to The Selfish Gene aimed at professional biologists, [1] and as his principal contribution to evolutionary theory.

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

EP is aimed at professional biologists, but is readily accessible to a lay reader like mewho combines some background knowledge with patient attentiveness. The first chapters are aimed at precluding any possible misunderstandings of what Dawkins meant in “The Selfish Gene”.


Apr 17, Paul rated it really liked it. It is strong and stimulating. It’s clear that Dawkins’ critics, who label him an “Ultra-Darwinist” [whatever richxrd is] haven’t read this book.

View all 3 comments. The rabbit runs faster than the fox, because the rabbit is running for his life while the fox is only running for his dinner.

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

Almost all of these criticisms are no longer pertinent which shows how correct Dawkins was at the time, might I addso some arguments seem a little trivial. Dawkins writes in such a way that bees and termites seem to be specialized cells that operate outside of the body. The language of the book cannot be called simple and it takes some efforts to follow the authors reasoning, but these efforts will reap big reward.

But by far the most gripping part comes from his title: This edition carries three fine finales: For instance, Venus Fly Traps possess genes for increasing the chances that flies will “choose” to fly into their traps. Instead, at each locus, the alleles that are best able to propagate themselves via their modifications of the expressed phenotype, dadkins their fellow genes, will be selected for.


Aug 09, Psykeactiv1 rated it really liked it.

This book was written circa 35 years ago. It’s almost worthwhile reading Dennett’s brief essay before starting Dawkins. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thankfully because he summarizes his points at the end of each paragraph, even dawoins one is clueless to the specifics of what he’s staying, it’s still possible to walk away with a confident grasp on how Natural Selection and Adaptive Fitness works.

Dawkins points out that animal morphology and ultimately animal behaviour, may be advantageous not to the animal itself, but, for instance, to a parasite which afflicts it — “parasite manipulation”. It explains how the peacock got it’s tail and the interesting train of exhendido being desirable as a mate and being able to survive.

Apr 14, Katja rated it it was amazing Shelves: Built upon and more advanced than The Selfish Gene. This is the challenge which he takes up in extnedido final chapter entitled “Rediscovering the Organism. I don’t, on the whole, accept this claim.

I’m sure this is great, but I’m not a scientist and as one of Dawkins least accessible books, this one was overkill.