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Adaptation and Natural Selection : A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought - George Christopher Williams

Adaptation and Natural Selection

A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought

Paperback Published: 30th October 2018
ISBN: 9780691182865
Number Of Pages: 328

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Biological evolution is a fact - but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. When Adaptation and Natural Selection was first published in 1966, it struck a powerful blow against those who argued for the concept of group selection - the idea that evolution acts to select entire species rather than individuals. Williams's famous work in favor of simple Darwinism over group selection has become a classic of science literature, valued for its thorough and convincing argument and its relevance to many fields outside of biology. Now with a new foreword by Richard Dawkins, Adaptation and Natural Selection is an essential text for understanding the nature of scientific debate.

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"A beautifully written and excellently reasoned essay in defense of Darwinian selection as a sufficient theory to explain evolution without the necessity of group selection, population adaptation, or progress."-R. C. Lewontin, Science
"This is an exciting, significant, and important work.... On the whole it will have a very beneficial influence on biology with a rich supply of subjects and targets for some years to come.... This is a carefully constructed, carefully written scholarly work, in the best sense of these words."-L. B. Slobodkin, Quarterly Review of Biology

ISBN: 9780691182865
ISBN-10: 0691182868
Series: Princeton Science Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 30th October 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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