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Ridley, Mark

Overview
Works: 37 works in 357 publications in 5 languages and 10,621 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, zxx
Classifications: QH366.2, 575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Ridley
The problems of evolution by Mark Ridley( Book )

143 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is evolution true? If so, what is the force that drives it? Can natural selection account for so complex an organ as the eye--or is Darwin's theory merely what an eminent nineteenth-century astronomer call 'the law of higgledy-piggledy'? Is molecular evolution a random process? What is the real relationship between the theory of evolution and biological classification? Why do living things appear to come to recognizable units called species, and how can one species split into two? Does evolution proceed gradually, or in jerks? What causes the grand patterns of change in the fossil record?
Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think : reflections by scientists, writers, and philosophers by Mark Ridley( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of the international bestseller The Selfish Gene some thirty years ago, Richard Dawkins powerfully captured a newly emerging way of understanding evolution - a gene's eye view. Dawkins went on to publish five more bestselling books, including The Blind Watchmaker and Unweaving the Rainbow. He is one of the most high profile public intellectuals today and any attempt to understand the scientific view of the world must grapple with his ideas. Now, in this exciting collection of original essays, some of the world's leading thinkers offer their take on how Dawkins has changed the way we think. Readers will find stimulating pieces by Daniel Dennett, the renowned philosopher of mind and author of Darwin's Dangerous Idea; Steven Pinker, the brilliant Harvard linguist who wrote The Language Instinct and The Blank Slate; Matt Ridley, author of the bestselling Genome; and James Watson, who with Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, arguably the greatest scientific discovery of the last century. Dawkins' widely admired literary style forms the subject of several pieces, including one from novelist Philip Pullman (author of the bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy). As one of the world's best known rationalists, Dawkins' stance on religion is another theme in this collection, explored by Simon Blackburn, Michael Ruse, Michael Shermer, and the Bishop of Oxford. Numbering twenty in all, these articles are not simply rosy tributes, but explore how Dawkins' ideas have shaped thinking and public debate, and include elements of criticism as well as thoughtful praise. Richard Dawkins' work has had the rare distinction of generating as much excitement outside the scientific community as within it. This stimulating volume is a superb summation of the depth and range of his influence
The cooperative gene : how Mendel's demon explains the evolution of complex beings by Mark Ridley( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 626 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 )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key passages selected from nine prominent works from the English naturalist and geologist, who is best known for his scientific theories of evolution
Animal behavior : an introduction to behavioral mechanisms, development, and ecology by Mark Ridley( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 552 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
Animal behaviour : a concise introduction by Mark Ridley( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 429 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 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology( )

in English and held by 420 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 298 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 229 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
Évolution biologique by Mark Ridley( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in French and Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 53 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
Narrow roads of gene land : the collected papers of W.D. Hamilton by W. D Hamilton( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third volume of the collected papers of W.D. Hamilton continues his work on sex, and particularly its relation to parasitic disease, also including the Gaia theory, the colours of autumn leaves, and the controversial hypothesis that the AIDS pandemic accidentally originated in a polio vaccination campaign in Africa
Narrow roads of gene land : the collected papers of W.D. Hamilton. Vol. 2, the evolution of sex by W. D Hamilton( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 29 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
Oxford surveys in evolutionary biology by Douglas J Futuyma( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new volume in the OSEB series presents reviews of key theoretical ideas and frameworks, and outlines progress in evolutionary studies
Bacterial endocarditis; proceedings of a national symposium held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, March, 1969. Edited by Paul B. Beeson and Mark Ridley by Paul B Beeson( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seward's bedside diagnosis by Charles Seward( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The salesperson's secret code : the belief systems that distinguish winners by Ian Mills( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduzione al comportamento animale by Mark Ridley( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Richard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we think : reflections by scientists, writers, and philosophers
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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 lifeRichard Dawkins : how a scientist changed the way we thinkNarrow roads of gene land : the collected papers of W.D. Hamilton
Alternative Names
Mark Ridley britischer Biologe

Mark Ridley British zoologist

Mark Ridley Brits zoöloog

Ridley, M.

Ridley, M. 1956-

Ridley, M. 1956- (Mark)

Ridley, M. (Mark)

Ridley, Mark

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リドゥリー, マーク

リドレー, マーク

Languages
English (294)

German (13)

French (9)

Italian (4)

Swedish (1)