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Ridley, Mark

Overview
Works: 52 works in 273 publications in 5 languages and 9,119 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH366.2, 575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Ridley
Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think : reflections by scientists, writers, and philosophers by Mark Ridley( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Leading figures from science, philosophy, literature, and the media reflect on the breadth and range of Dawkins' contributions to science and public debate, from evolutionary theory and artificial life, to rationalism and ethics. - ;This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Specially commissioned pieces by leading figures in science, philosophy, litera
The problems of evolution by Mark Ridley( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cooperative gene : how Mendel's demon explains the evolution of complex beings by Mark Ridley( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why isn's all life pond-scum? Why are there multimillion-celled, long-lived monsters like us, built from tens of thousands of cooperating genes? Mark Ridley presents a new explanation of how complex large life forms like ourselves came to exist, showing that the answer to the greatest mystery of evolution for modern science is not the selfish gene; it is the cooperative gene." "In this thought-provoking book, Ridley breaks down how two major biological hurdles had to be overcome in order to allow living complexity to evolve: the proliferation of genes and gene-selfishness. Because complex life has more genes than simple life, the increase in gene numbers poses a particular problem for complex beings."--Jacket
The Darwin reader by Charles Darwin( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected key passages from nine of Darwin's books. Includes preface and introduction to each selection focusing on helping modern readers understand Darwin's writings based on the latest scholarship
Animal behaviour : a concise introduction by Mark Ridley( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and classification : the reformation of cladism by Mark Ridley( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology( )

in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal behavior : an introduction to behavioral mechanisms, development, and ecology by Mark Ridley( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic textbook is a concise introductory guide to the subject of animal behavior. The book is organized by first building the four-cornered foundations of the subject, then moving higher. In an extremely well-organized progression, the student is lead to an understanding of the essential topics, explained in logical self-contained units. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading. In this second edition, the coverage of mechanisms of behavior is much expanded, as is the material on evolution and natural selection. The chapter on development includes much of the new work on l
Evolution by Mark Ridley( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The explanation of organic diversity : the comparative method and adaptations for mating by Mark Ridley( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The explanation of organic diversity: the comparative method and adaptations for mating
How to read Darwin by Mark Ridley( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Darwin's permanent legacy is his broad, abstract theories of evolution and natural selection, theories which he tested against an astonishing array of natural history evidence in his writing. Mark Ridley uses a question and answer approach to explain how Darwin carefully tackled problems, and shows how the reader can understand Darwin's arguments by first working out what question Darwin had implicitly set himself to answer."--Jacket
Mendel's demon : gene justice and the complexity of life by Mark Ridley( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explains "how life has evolved as a series of steps to deal with error and coerce genes to cooperate within each body. ... [and] goes on to ask whether life will evolve to be even more complex in the future."--Jacke.t
The essential Darwin by Charles Darwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin was unusual in that he was a scientist who wrote for the general reader. This book contains passages from his nine most important books. From the "Origin", his explanation of natural selection and his summary of the case for evolution; from "The Descent of Man", human intelligence and morality, and his theory of sex differences; and from "Coral Reefs", the wholly original and still accepted theory of the origin of coral atolls
Évolution biologique by Mark Ridley( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and Italian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Darwin selection by Charles Darwin( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution : Probleme - Themen - Fragen by Mark Ridley( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by Mark Ridley( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. From Darwin to the Modern Synthesis - 1. Darwin, C. (1858) Extract from an unpublished work on species - 2. Darwin, C. (1858) Abstract of a letter from C. Darwin, Esq., to Prof. Asa Gray, Boston, U.S.A. - 3. Maynard Smith, J. (1987) Weismann and modern biology - 4. Fisher, R.A. (1930) The nature of inheritance - 5. Wright, S. (1932) The roles of mutation, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and selection in evolution - 6. Haldane, J.B.S. (1949) Disease and evolution
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology by Paul H Harvey( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrow roads of gene land : the collected papers of W.D. Hamilton by W. D Hamilton( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.D. Hamilton (1936-2000) has been described by Richard Dawkins as 'a good candidate for the title of most distinguished Darwinian since Darwin'. His work on evolutionary biology continues to influence scientists working across a wide variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, animal behaviour, genetics, anthropology, and ecology. This third and final volume of Narrow Roads of Gene Land contains Hamilton's key papers published between 1990 and 2000, a period in which he covered a great diversity of topics, often in collaboration with other scientists. Many of the papers in this volume continue his work on sex, and particularly its relation to parasitic disease, but other topics covered include the Gaia theory, the colours of autumn leaves, and the still-controversial hypothesis that the AIDS pandemic accidentally originated in a polio vaccination campaign in Africa.; Each of the co-authored papers in this volume is preceded by an introduction written by one of Hamilton's co-authors, following the model of the previous two volumes in this series, which brings the reader closer to Hamilton's extraordinary personality and intellect, providing the intellectual and physical contexts within which each piece of research was developed. Also included are a chapter by Jeremy Leighton John on the Hamilton archive - 'Bill's last great work' - complete with irresistible pictures, and Alan Grafen's biographical memoir, which presents an overview of Bill's life and work. Together, this unique collection of papers with their biographical introductions provides a profound portrait of one of the twentieth century's most innovative scientists
How a scientist changed the way we think by Alan Grafen( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers. This volume highlights the breadth and range of Dawkins' influence on modern science and culture, from the gene's eye view of evolution to his energetic engagement in public debates on science, rationalism, and religion
 
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Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think : reflections by scientists, writers, and philosophers
Alternative Names
Mark Ridley britischer Biologe

Mark Ridley British zoologist

Mark Ridley Brits zoöloog

Ridley, M.

Ridley, M. 1956-

Ridley, M. (Mark)

Ridley, M. (Mark), 1956-

Ridley, Mark

리들리, 마크

リドゥリー, マーク

リドレー, マーク

Languages
English (194)

German (14)

French (5)

Italian (2)

Swedish (1)

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The cooperative gene : how Mendel's demon explains the evolution of complex beingsThe Darwin readerAnimal behavior : an introduction to behavioral mechanisms, development, and ecologyEvolutionHow to read DarwinMendel's demon : gene justice and the complexity of lifeA Darwin selectionEvolution