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Fortunately, with a sharp mind and sharper wit, he has the ability to deliver this portrayal so that nearly everyone can understand it. Because of the rigor and the slightly different tilt of the book, there are many broader implications revealed through this treatment that weren’t evident to me from “The Selfish Gene. To view it, click here.

Want to Read saving…. Jan 15, Sheng Dawkjns rated it really liked it. For instance, Venus Fly Traps possess genes for increasing the chances that flies will “choose” to fly into their traps.

The “Bruce Effect” where male mice exude a pheromone which causes a recently inseminated female mouse to block her pregnancy shows phenotypic action at a distance. The chapters which are good are really, really good. One has no shortage of empirical evidence Dawkins cites for his theoretical claims to admire, either, including the examples snails, shrimps, various parasites, cuckoos, the prokaryotic origins of eukaryotic life, and many others.

It’s great reading for everyone ready to grind thr Great but fatiguing Contrary to Dawkin’s most famous “Selfish Gene” this book is much more difficult to read for a non-biologist person. Many people misunderstand the idea of “fitness”. This hypothesis is not experimental in the traditional sense; rather it’s a new way to think about the impact of the gene. With a multitude of examples Dawkins demonstrates that ther An extra read for those who liked “The Selfish Gene”.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Acclaimed to be Dawkins’s most gichard 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. Dawkins deftly responds to critics in describing rlchard genes rely on their environment for successful replication.

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.

After publication of The Selfish Gene led to a storm of fatuous criticism, Extended Phenotype comes in response with more detail of how the gene manifests itself in the organism and its environment. If you enjoyed reading the Selfish Gene, give this a shot. The Extended Phenotype Cover of the first edition. We tend to think that an organism or a group of organisms that looks out for its own interests will pass on its genes.

This influential and controversial book illuminates the complex world of genetics in an engaging, lively manner.

Variation gives life its grandeur, and Richard Dawkins gives us a description of the workings of variation. The rabbit runs faster than the fox, because the rabbit is running for his life while the fox is only running for his dinner.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

I don’t, on the whole, accept this claim. Dawkins cited as examples caddis houses and beaver dams. Cover of the first edition. Oct 19, Charbel rated it it was amazing Shelves: This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat It reads like a laid back thesis, but is substantiated by multiple references and delivered with the refined technique of the experienced professor.


Not a book for everyone. Dawkins suggests that there are three forms of extended phenotype. It is only now that I realize the publication of The Extended Phenotype TEP was ina mere three years after my favorite work of his The Selfish Ge “[The] ‘central theorem’ of the extended phenotype: Don’t panic, extend your mind.

I don’t claim expertise on biology and especially genetics, but Dawkins does not fail to reach out to people like me.

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This book is not a light read; although only pages or so, it took hours and hours of concentration to finish, and even now I feel I need to re-read it to understand it fully. A common example is the manipulation of host behaviour by cuckoo chicks, which elicit intensive feeding by the parasitized host birds.

He also confronts assailants of gene-centered theory, especially Richard Lewontin and Stephen Jay Gould, and performs particularly well in his rebuttal of the strawman claim that proponents of the theory posit genetic determinism.

He points to the arbitrariness of restricting the idea of the phenotype to apply only to the phenotypic expression of an organism’s genes in its own body.