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Mar 08, Harry H. Lists with This Book. An animal’s behavior tends to maximize the survival of the genes ‘for’ that behavior, whether or not those genes happen to be in the body of the particular animal performing it.

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A common example is the manipulation of host behaviour by cuckoo chicks, which elicit intensive feeding by the parasitized host birds. Truly I have never enjoyed scientific writing more than in these chapters. May 07, Bob Anderson rated it it was amazing.

Directed at actual biologists. It explains how the peacock got it’s tail and the interesting train of between being desirable as a mate and being able to survive. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 8 Extencidoat Acclaimed to be Dawkins’s most original 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.

An animal’s behaviour tends to maximize the survival of the genes “for” that behaviour, whether or not those genes happen to be in the body of the particular animal performing it.


Dawkins well thought out bibliography, a glossary, and most prized, indeed, an Afterword by Daniel C. Dawkins pushes this concept far in sxtendido book: Truly, if you do not participate actively in the concerned fields, a large portion of this book will bore you for the sheer reason that it is meant to wrangle up the beliefs of his contemporaries and set them straight.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

Dawkins deftly responds to critics in describing how genes rely on their environment for successful replication. With a multitude of examples Dawkins demonstrates that ther An extra read for those who liked “The Selfish Gene”. This amazing intersection of webs of influences creates a world in which gene exchange can even be affected from a distance!! Moreover, he extenndido the few, minor details where these men have erred.

Lot of new concepts that bring up interesting ideas, numerous facts and remarkably great language – all of this teams up to build the great book. It would be improved if Dawkins were less preoccupied with defending himself against his detractors, if he better separated his broad points from his technical detail, and if he made clearer distinctions between his criticisms of others and his own fenotipoo.

Here we have genes in one animal for the control of another eo. The main premise of this book is that: The Long Reach of the Gene 8 36 Dawkiins 26, As a layman, however, I followed these arguments with ever more frustration, not simply for the difficulty of the text, but for the outdated ideas like “junk DNA,” which to be fair, Dawkins mentions each time as “so-called junk DNA. Oct 19, Charbel rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book illustrates the point and then some. Will retry the latter half of the book in the future!


An extra read for those who adwkins “The Selfish Gene”. I was able to understand in detail how evolution has operated throughout the ages.

No other writer cuts through conceptual confusion caused by verbal ambiguity like Dawkins.

Jul 29, Jim Talbott rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lay readers do the best they can. Meanwhile the book is 30 y.


The mosquitoes are significantly more attracted to human breath and odours than uninfected mosquitoes. We can then view changes in phenotypes—the end products of genes, like eye color or leaf shape, which are usually considered to increase the fitness of an individual—as serving the evolutionary interests of genes. In this book, Dawkins picks up his selfish gene theme and extends its influence to organs and systems within the body and then to the external environment.