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Author Lewontin, Richard C., 1929-

Title The triple helix : gene, organism, and environment / Richard Lewontin
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000

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Description 136 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents I. Gene and Organism -- II. Organism and Environment -- III. Parts and Wholes, Causes and Effects -- IV. Directions in the Study of Biology
Summary "In The Triple Helix, Lewontin exposes some of the common and troubling misconceptions that misdirect and stall our understanding of biology and evolution." "The central message of this book is that we will never fully understand living things if we continue to think of genes, organisms, and environments as separate entities, each with its distinct role to play in the history and operation of organic processes. Here Lewontin shows that an organism is a unique consequence of both genes and environment, of both internal and external features. Rejecting the notion that genes determine the organism, which then adapts to the environment, he explains that organisms, influenced in their development by their circumstances, in turn create, modify, and choose the environment in which they live."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Portions previously published as: Gene, organismo e ambiente. Roma: Laterza, 1998
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 131-132
Notes English
Subject Molecular biology -- Philosophy.
Developmental biology -- Philosophy.
Ecology -- Philosophy.
Evolution (Biology)
Molecular Biology.
Ecology.
Evolution, Molecular.
Author Lewontin, Richard C., 1929- Gene, organismo e ambiente
LC no. 99053879
ISBN 0674001591
9780674006775 paperback
0674006771