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Biodiversity is more than a buzzword for ecologists. Variation gives life its grandeur, and Richard Dawkins gives us a description of the workings of variation. Fortunately, with a sharp mind and sharper wit, he has the ability to deliver this portrayal so that nearly everyone can understand it. That's not to say this book is an easy read. Although he delivers his...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Good discussion for professional geneticists
Having been charmed and delighted by Dawkins' landmark "The Selfish Gene," I eagerly awaited the new edition of this follow-up work. I was disappointed because it is loaded with learned argument and scholarly references which would only be meaningful to another academic. As with so many books, the basic "meat" could have been distilled down to...
Veröffentlicht am 6. November 1999 von G. R. Lewis


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5.0 von 5 Sternen Life's essentials, 3. Juli 2006
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) (Taschenbuch)
Biodiversity is more than a buzzword for ecologists. Variation gives life its grandeur, and Richard Dawkins gives us a description of the workings of variation. Fortunately, with a sharp mind and sharper wit, he has the ability to deliver this portrayal so that nearly everyone can understand it. That's not to say this book is an easy read. Although he delivers his narration as if sitting with you in a quiet study, you may still need to review his words more than once. That's not a challenge or a chore, it's a pleasure.

Dawkins, unlike other science writers, is forthright in declaring his advocacy in writing this book. It's a refreshing start to his most serious effort. 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. It's clear that Dawkins' critics, who label him an "Ultra-Darwinist" [whatever that is] haven't read this book. His critics frequently argue that The Selfish Gene doesn't operate in a vacuum, but must deal within some kind of environment, from an individual cell to global scenarios. Dawkins deftly responds to critics in describing how genes rely on their environment for successful replication. If the replication doesn't survive in the environment it finds itself, then it, and perhaps its species, will die out.

The child's favourite question, "why" is difficult enough for parents and teachers to answer. Yet, as thinking humans we've become trained to deal with that question nearly every context. So well drilled that we consider something for which that question has no answer to be suspicious if not insidious. Part of Dawkins presentation here reiterates that there is no "why" to either the process of evolution nor its results. It isn't predictable, inevitable or reasonable. It's a tough situation to cope with, but Dawkins describes the mechanism with such precision and clarity, we readily understand "how" if not "why" evolution works. We comprehend because Dawkins does such an outstanding job in presenting its mechanics.

This edition carries three fine finales: Dawkins well thought out bibliography, a glossary, and most prized, indeed, an Afterword by Daniel C. Dennett. If any defense of this book is needed, Dennett is a peerless champion for the task. Dennett's capabilities in logical argument are superbly expressed here. As he's done elsewhere {Darwin's Dangerous Idea], Dennett mourns the lack of orginality and logic among Dawkins' critics. Excepting the more obstinate ones, these seem to be falling by the wayside. It's almost worthwhile reading Dennett's brief essay before starting Dawkins. It would be a gift to readers beyond measure if these two ever collaborated on a book. [stephen a. haines - Ottawa, Canada]
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5.0 von 5 Sternen For True Believers its not really that surprising..., 18. September 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) (Taschenbuch)
If you haven't read "The Selfish Gene", stop, go back and read that book. If you really _get_ the message presented there, that replicators (DNA) have built all of the life on earth, then this book is not as revealing as Dawkins seems to think it is. By this, I mean that there are no knew insights, only explanations of how DNA behaves.
I can only suppose that most readers of TSG are not actually aware of the full implications of the idea he presented in that book. If you understand that DNA builds organisms, and that genes cooperate to the extent necessary for each to insure its own continued existence, then the idea that genes in different organisms, species, etc... can cooperate is not surprising.
The reader will definitely learn a lot about how genes cooperate and compete with one another, and for this alone, the book is worth reading. But, if you understand that genes make organisms (when it suits them), and that organisms do not _use_ genes to reproduce themselves, then you may be disappointed to find that this book lacks something that a groundbreaking book like The Selfish Gene necessarily contains.
Still, highly recommended, a powerful exploration of replicator phenomenology.
(Note: if you have read this book, and think I've missed the point, please email me your interpretation, or where you think I've gone wrong.)
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Good discussion for professional geneticists, 6. November 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) (Taschenbuch)
Having been charmed and delighted by Dawkins' landmark "The Selfish Gene," I eagerly awaited the new edition of this follow-up work. I was disappointed because it is loaded with learned argument and scholarly references which would only be meaningful to another academic. As with so many books, the basic "meat" could have been distilled down to perhaps a couple of dozen pages. The basic idea--that genes influence things outside the bodies they reside in--seems beyond argument. This 1999 edition seems to contain little new material. Unless you're a professional geneticist, read The Selfish Gene and skip this one.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Darwin is in the details, 21. Juli 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) (Taschenbuch)
When Charles Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species" in 1859, he settled once and for all the question of why we exist. Since then, his successors have debated the finer points of his ingenious, elegant theory. Some have even gone so far as to reject some or all of his ideas. Richard Dawkins has been at the forefront of the debate in recent years. His concepts of the selfish gene and the extended phenotype have provided an important new perspective on evolution, expanding on, while fully consistent with, Darwin's original ideas. In fact, Dawkins is a staunch defender of all things Darwinian, not out of zeal to defend Darwinism as dogma, but because rigorous analysis has led him to the inescapable conclusion that Darwin essentially got it right. In other words, like all good scientists, he is primarily concerned with the truth. Fortunately for us, his lucid, enjoyable writing has also made a deep understanding of evolution available to anyone willing to make the effort.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A professional review, 13. März 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) (Taschenbuch)
I first found Richard Dawkins' work as a graduate student in Animal Behavior. I was quite surprised that few of the genetics grad students were aware of him. While his opinions are not all-inclusive, they certainly provide a different perspective, especially with regard to behavioral mechanisms and strategies. I recommend this to any informed amateur and to ALL professional biologists.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Better than the Selfish Gene, 22. März 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) (Taschenbuch)
This is a great book if you are very interested in evolution. The reader will have to have some background in scientific reading--alot of ecology terms are used. It is written to students of the natural sciences. This was a great read and clears up many misunderstandings in his previous works. BUY IT!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen good, but not easy to read., 19. September 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) (Taschenbuch)
If you liked The selfish gene, you are not necesary going to like this one, it is heavier to read, and it's certainly not a bedside book, unlike T.S.G., this book work with more complex concepts, I could not recomend this book unless you are taking the subject seriously.
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