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Ridley, Mark

Overview
Works: 48 works in 307 publications in 4 languages and 10,779 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals  Classification  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, jt
Classifications: QH365.D25, 575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Ridley
Evolution by Mark Ridley( Book )

95 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Mark Ridley's 'Evolution' now includes two new chapters on evolutionary genomics and evolution and development, and a supporting website provides downloadable PowerPoint presentations and other supplementary material
Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think : reflections by scientists, writers, and philosophers( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 904 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 )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 660 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 )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 624 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 )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology( )

in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 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
The explanation of organic diversity : the comparative method and adaptations for mating by Mark Ridley( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 295 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 247 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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin was the epitome of the Victorian gentleman amateur scientist, living entirely off inherited wealth and the income from his books. At the same time, however, he was the most professional scientist of his day. Darwin's life is full of contrast. In his youth, he seemed likely to become a wastrel, yet he became a hard-working and renowned scientist. His family life in a small Kentish village was mostly idyllically happy; but the loss of his favourite daughter, Annie, brought him intense misery that lasted long after her death. Darwin shunned publicity; but he be
Évolution biologique by Mark Ridley( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and Italian and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The therapeutic use of antibiotics in hospital practice: proceedings of a symposium held at St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School: by Mark Ridley( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Darwin selection by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think by Alan Grafen( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 59 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
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology by Paul H Harvey( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How a scientist changed the way we think by Alan Grafen( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 24 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
Narrow roads of gene land : the collected papers of W.D. Hamilton by W. D Hamilton( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mark Ridley britischer Biologe

Mark Ridley British zoologist

Ridley, M.

Ridley, M. 1956-

Ridley, M. (Mark)

Ridley, M. (Mark), 1956-

Ridley, Mark

リドゥリー, マーク

リドレー, マーク

Languages
English (257)

French (9)

Italian (2)

German (1)

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Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think : reflections by scientists, writers, and philosophersThe cooperative gene : how Mendel's demon explains the evolution of complex beingsThe Darwin readerAnimal behavior : an introduction to behavioral mechanisms, development, and ecologyHow to read DarwinMendel's demon : gene justice and the complexity of lifeA Darwin selectionRichard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think