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"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
Richard Dawkins is the first holder of Oxford's newly endowed Charles Simonyi Professorship of Public Understanding of Science. Born in Nairobi of British parents, Richard Dawkins was educated at Oxford and did his doctorate under the Nobel-prizewinning ethologist Niko Tinbergen. From 196769 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, then he returned to Oxford as University Lecturer (later Reader) and a Fellow of New College, before taking up his present position in 1995. Richard Dawkins's bestselling books have played a significant role in the renaissance of science book publishing for a general audience. The Selfish Gene (1976; second edition 1989) was followed by The Extended Phenotype (1982), The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), and Unweaving the Rainbow (1998). He has won many literary and scientific awards.
I love Dawkins but I gotta admit this one got me confused sometimes. I have to say that french is my first language but I had no problems with The Selfish Gene...Published 7 months ago by Alexandre Doucet
This is not as much a popular science book as it is the introduction of a new hypothesis. So if you are looking for a quick read look elsewhere.Published 15 months ago by Ben
This book is not for the general public, especially the first 10 chapters. It get very technical sometime, even for a molecular biology student like me. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dom
Richard Dawkins tells you this his favourite book he has written, and in many ways is the culmination of his contribution to evolutionary biology. Read morePublished on June 25 2011 by bmk
Dawkins refuses to let it go. Astrobiology and microbiology is pushing the final nail in the coffin of this ultra-Darwinist garbage. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2003
I once bought this book at a university bookstore, but I later returned it. It was ok I guess, but a bit too technical for my tastes -- it's more something I'd rather check out... Read morePublished on March 12 2003
1) The fine print is hard on the eyes.
2) Dawkins' brilliant points are buried between tendentious rebuttals of criticism of his own prior works, and belabored claims of... Read more
This book is a version of Dawkins previous book the Selfish Gene, which is supposed to be aimed at the scientific community, in stead of the general public. Why Mr. Read morePublished on March 19 2002 by Mohammad Nor Syamsu