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The selfish gene / / Richard Dawkins
The selfish gene / / Richard Dawkins
Autore Dawkins Richard
Edizione [40th anniversary edition.]
Pubbl/distr/stampa Oxford, England : , : Oxford University Press, , 2016
Descrizione fisica 1 online resource (497 p.)
Disciplina 155.7
Collana Oxford Landmark Science
Soggetto topico Behavior genetics
Genetics
Evolution (Biology)
Soggetto genere / forma Electronic books.
ISBN 0-19-109306-8
Formato Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione eng
Nota di contenuto 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.
p. 113 Progressive evolution may be not so much a steady upward climb as a series of discrete steps from stable plateau to stable plateau.
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Dawkins Richard  
Oxford, England : , : Oxford University Press, , 2016
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The selfish gene
The selfish gene
Autore Dawkins, Richard
Edizione [2nd ed.]
Pubbl/distr/stampa Oxford : Oxford University Press, c1989
Descrizione fisica xi, 352 p. ; 20 cm
Disciplina 575.1
Soggetto non controllato Ecologia - Modelli matematici
Genetica - Modelli matematici
ISBN 0-19-286092-5
Formato Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione eng
Record Nr. UNINA-990001357220403321
Dawkins, Richard  
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c1989
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