Richard Dawkins bibliography

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French translation of The Selfish Gene (chapter 11: "Memes: the new replicators").
Korean translation of The God Delusion.

The following list of publications by Richard Dawkins is a chronological list of papers, articles, essays and books published by British ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

He also wrote many book reviews and newspaper articles which are not listed on this page.


Popular articles[edit]

Academic papers[edit]



  • Dawkins, R. (1971). "Selective neurone death as a possible memory mechanism". Nature. 229 (5280): 118–119. doi:10.1038/229118a0. 
  • Dawkins, R. (1976). "Growing points in ethology". In Bateson, P.P.G.; Hinde, R.A. Hierarchical organization: A candidate principle for ethology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
  • Dawkins, R.; Carlisle, T.R. (1976). "Parental investment, mate desertion and a fallacy". Nature. 262 (5564): 131–133. doi:10.1038/262131a0. 
  • Treisman, M.; Dawkins, R. (1976). "The "cost of meiosis": is there any?". Journal of Theoretical Biology. London: Academic Press. 63 (2): 479–484. doi:10.1016/0022-5193(76)90047-3. PMID 1011857. 
  • Dawkins, R. (1976). "Universal Darwinism". In Bendall, D.S. Evolution from Molecules to Men. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 403–425. 
  • Dawkins R (1978). "Replicator selection and the extended phenotype". Z Tierpsychol. 47 (1): 61–76. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.1978.tb01823.x. PMID 696023. 
  • Dawkins, R.; Krebs, J.R. (1978). "Animal signals: information or manipulation". Behavioural Ecology: An Evolutionary Approach. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications. pp. 282–309. 
  • Dawkins, R. (1979). "Twelve Misunderstandings of Kin Selection". Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie. 51: 184–200. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.1979.tb00682.x. 
  • Dawkins, R.; Krebs, J.R. (1979). "Arms races between and within species". Proc. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 205 (1161): 489–511. doi:10.1098/rspb.1979.0081. PMID 42057. 
  • Brockmann, H.J.; Dawkins, R.; Grafen A. (1979). "Joint nesting in a digger wasp as an evolutionarily stable preadaptation to social life". Behaviour. London: Academic Press. 71 (3): 203–244. doi:10.1163/156853979X00179. 
  • Dawkins, Richard; Brockmann, H.J.; Grafen, A. (1979). "Evolutionarily stable nesting strategy in a digger wasp". Journal of Theoretical Biology. 77 (4): 473–496. doi:10.1016/0022-5193(79)90021-3. PMID 491692. 


  • Dawkins, R. (1980). "Good strategy or evolutionarily stable strategy". In Barlow, G.W.; Silverberg, J. Sociobiology: Beyond Nature/Nurture?. Colorado: Westview Press. pp. 331–337. ISBN 0-89158-960-0. 
  • Dawkins, Richard; Brockmann, H.J. (1980). "Do digger wasps commit the concorde fallacy?". Animal Behaviour. 28 (3): 892–896. doi:10.1016/S0003-3472(80)80149-7. 
  • Dawkins, Richard (1981). "In defence of selfish genes". Philosophy. 56 (218): 556–573. doi:10.1017/S0031819100050580. 
  • Krebs, J.R.; Dawkins, R. (1984). "Animal signals: mind-reading and manipulation". In Krebs, J. R.; Davies, N.B. Behavioural Ecology: An Evolutionary Approach. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications. pp. 380–402. ISBN 0-632-02702-9. 



  • Dawkins, R. (2000). "W. D. Hamilton memorial". Nature. 405 (6788): 733. doi:10.1038/35015793. 
  • Dawkins, R. (2002). "Should doctors be Darwinian?". Transactions of the Medical Society of London. 119: 15–30. PMID 17184029. 
  • Blakemore C, Dawkins R, Noble D, Yudkin M (2003). "Is a scientific boycott ever justified?". Nature. 421 (6921): 314–314. doi:10.1038/421314b. PMID 12540875. 
  • Dawkins, R. (2003). "The evolution of evolvability". On Growth, Form and Computers. London: Academic Press. 
  • Dawkins, R. (2004). "Viruses of the mind". In Warburton, N. Philosophy: Basic Readings. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-33798-4. 
  • Dawkins, R. (June 2004). "Extended phenotype - But not too extended. A reply to Laland, Turner and Jablonka". Biology & Philosophy. 19 (3): 377–396. doi:10.1023/B:BIPH.0000036180.14904.96. 


Richard Dawkins also wrote forewords to books, including:[1]


  1. ^ Some of the forewords written by Richard Dawkins are reprinted in The Devil's Chaplain: Selected Essays, Phoenix, 2003 (ISBN 978-0-7538-1750-6).