By the best selling author of The Selfish Gene 'This entertaining and thought-provoking book is an excellent illustration of why the study of evolution is in such an exciting ferment these days.' Science 'The Extended Phenotype is a sequel to The Selfish Gene . . . he writes so clearly it could be understood by anyone prepared to make the effort' John Maynard Smith, London Review of Books 'Dawkins is quite incapable of being boring this characteristically brilliant and stimulating book is original and provocative throughout, and immensely enjoyable.' G. A. Parker, Heredity 'The extended phenotype is certainly a big idea and it is pressed hard in dramatic language.' Sydney Brenner, Nature 'Richard Dawkins, our most radical Darwinian thinker, is also our best science writer.' Douglas Adams 'Dawkins is a superb communicator. His books are some of the best books ever written on science.' Megan Tressider, Guardian 'Dawkins is a genius of science popularization.' Mark Ridley, The Times
Readership: General readers, especially of popular science, students, academics, anyone interested in biology, genetics
animal behaviour, and evolutionary science.
Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science, University of Oxford
"The Extended Phenotype is a sequel to The Selfish Gene ... he writes so clearly it could be understood by anyone prepared to make the effort" - John Maynard Smith, LRB
"This entertaining and thought-provoking book is an excellent illustration of why the study of evolution is in such an exciting ferment these days." - Science
1. Necker Cubes and Buffaloes; 2. Genetic Determinism and Gene Selectionism; 3. Constraints on Perfection; 4. Arms Races and Manipulation; 5. The Active Germ-Line Replicator; 6. Organisms, Groups and Memes: Replicators or Vehicles?; 7. Selfish Wasp or Selfish Strategy?; 8. Outlaws and Modifiers; 9. Selfish DNA, Jumping Genes, and a Lamarckian Scare; 10. An Agony in Five Fits; 11. The Genetic Evolution of Animal Artefacts; 12. Host Phenotypes of Parasite Genes; 13. Action at a Distance; 14. Rediscovering the Organism; References; Afterword by Daniel Dennett; Glossary; Author Index; Subject Index.