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The Causes of Evolution : Princeton Science Library (Paperback) - John Burdon Haldane

The Causes of Evolution

Princeton Science Library (Paperback)

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Published: 10th October 1990
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J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964), one of the founders of the science of population genetics, was also one of the greatest practitioners of the art of explaining science to the layperson. Haldane was a superb story-teller, as his essays and his children's books attest. In The Causes of Evolution he not only helped to marry the new science of genetics to the older one of evolutionary theory but also provided an accessible introduction to the genetical basis of evolution by natural selection. Egbert Leigh's new introduction to this classic work places it in the context of the ongoing study of evolution. Describing Haldane's refusal to be confined by a "System" as a "light-hearted" one, Leigh points out that we are now finding that "Haldane's questions are the appropriate next stage in learning how adaptation can evolve. We are now ready to reap the benefit of the fact that Haldane was a free man in the sense that really matters."

ISBN: 9780691024424
ISBN-10: 0691024421
Series: Princeton Science Library (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 10th October 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.51  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.27