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The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection : A Complete Variorum Edition - R. A. Fisher

The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection

A Complete Variorum Edition

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780198504405
Number Of Pages: 356

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R A Fisher's classic The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection was first published by the Oxford University Press in 1930. It was the first attempt to assess and explain Darwin's evolutionary theories in terms of the genetic processes underlying them, and was also original in being the first book to establish a firm theoretical basis for evolution. Since then, it has become a classic text in evolutionary biology, with Fisher hailed as one of the greatest evolutionary biologists of this century. This Variorum edition will be the definitive version - the only version of The Genetical Theory in print: it will include both Fisher's original 1930 text and that of a second edition of the book, published by Dover publications in 1958, which is now out of print. It also has a new Foreword, some unpublished material by Fisher that he wrote in his own copy, and letters between Fisher and Darwin's grandson, Leonard Darwin. Students, researchers, and general readers with an interest in the history of evolutionary biology will welcome this new edition.

'... This is perhaps the most important book on evolutionary genetics ever written...Illustrations of mimetic Lepidoptera from the original plate are reproduced on the dust jacket of this well-presented book, looking much fresher than they did in either of the preceding editions' Heredity

Foreword by Professor Henry Bennett The genetical theory of natural selection: 1930 edition Appendix 1: Fisher's unpublished and 1958 revised edition amendments Appendix 2: Editorial notes Appendix 3: List of papers published by R A Fisher on topics related to The genetical theory of natural selection

ISBN: 9780198504405
ISBN-10: 0198504403
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 1st December 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.1  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.68