The Resource The selfish gene, Richard Dawkins

The selfish gene, Richard Dawkins

Label
The selfish gene
Title
The selfish gene
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dawkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 40th anniversary edition of the million copy international bestseller, with a new epilogue from the author. As relevant and influential today as when it was first published, this classic exposition of evolutionary thought, widely hailed for its stylistic brilliance and deep scientific insights, stimulated whole new areas of research
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
591.35
Index
index present
LC call number
QH437
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Landmark Science
Label
The selfish gene, Richard Dawkins
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover ; THE SELFISH GENE; Copyright; Contents; INTRODUCTION TO 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION ; PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION ; FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION; PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION ; 1. WHY ARE PEOPLE? ; 2. THE REPLICATORS ; 3. IMMORTAL COILS ; 4. THE GENE MACHINE ; 5. AGGRESSION ; 6. GENESMANSHIP ; 7. FAMILY PLANNING ; 8. BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS ; 9. BATTLE OF THE SEXES ; 10. YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL RIDE ON YOURS ; 11. MEMES ; 12. NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST ; 13. THE LONG REACH OF THE GENE ; EPILOGUE TO 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION ; ENDNOTES; CHAPTER 1: Why are people?
  • P. 1 ... all attempts to answer that question before 1859 are worthless . . .p. 3 I am not advocating a morality based on evolution.; p. 7 ... it is possible that the female improves the male's sexual performanceby eating his head.; p. 14 ... the fundamental unit of selection is not the species, nor the group, nor even, strictly, the individual. It is the gene . . .; CHAPTER 2: The replicators; p. 18 The simplified account I shall give [of the origin of life] is probably not too far from the truth.; p. 21 'Behold a virgin shall conceive ... '
  • P. 25 Now they swarm in huge colonies, safe inside gigantic lumbering robots . . .CHAPTER 3: Immortal coils; p. 30 ... impossible to disentangle the contribution of one gene from that of another.; p. 36 The definition I want to use comes from G.C. Williams.; p. 43 ... the individual is too large and too temporary a genetic unit . . .; p. 51 Another theory, due to Sir Peter Medawar . . .; p. 55 What is the good of sex?; p. 57 ... the surplus DNA is ... a parasite, or at best a harmless but useless passenger ... (see also p. 237); CHAPTER 4: The gene machine
  • P. 63 Brains may be regarded as analogous in function to computers.p. 68 There is a civilization 200 light-years away, in the constellation of Andromeda.; p. 71 ... strategies and tricks of the living trade . . .; p. 76 Perhaps consciousness arises when the brain's simulation of the world becomes so complete that it must include a model of itself.; p. 78 A gene for altruistic behaviour . . .; p. 79 Hygienic bees; p. 81 This is the behaviour that can be broadly labelled communication.; CHAPTER 5: Aggression: stability and the selfish machine; p. 90 ... evolutionarily stable strategy .
  • P. 97 ... retaliator emerges as evolutionarily stable.p. 98 Unfortunately, we know too little at present to assign realistic numbers to the costs and benefits of various outcomes in nature.; p. 104 The neatest demonstration I know of this form of behavioural asymmetry . . .; p. 106 Paradoxical ESS; p. 106 ... a kind of dominance hierarchy [in crickets] . . .; p. 109 ... the ESS concept as one of the most important advances inevolutionary theory since Darwin
Control code
ocn953456293
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
40th anniversary edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191093067
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b36805476
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953456293
  • pebc0191093068

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