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All living plants and animals, including man, are the modified descendants of one or a few simple living things. A hundred years ago Darwin and Wallace in their theory of natural selection, or the survival of the fittest, explained how evolution could have happened, in terms of processes known to take place today. In this book John Maynard Smith describes how their theory has been confirmed, but at the same time transformed, by recent research, and in particular by the discovery of the laws of inheritance.

Synopsis:

This book describes how evolution theory has been confirmed, but at the same time transformed, by recent research.

Synopsis:

A century ago Darwin and Wallace explained how evolution could have happened in terms of processes known to take place today. This book describes how their theory has been confirmed, but at the same time "transformed", by recent research.

Synopsis:

All living plants and animals, including man, are the modified descendants of one or a few simple living things. A hundred years ago Darwin and Wallace in their theory of natural selection, or the survival of the fittest, explained how evolution could have happened, in terms of processes known to take place today. In this book John Maynard Smith describes how their theory has been confirmed, but at the same time transformed, by recent research, and in particular by the discovery of the laws of inheritance.

Synopsis:

In this book, John Maynard Smith describes how the theory of natural selection has been confirmed, but at the same time transformed, by recent research, and in particular by the discovery of the laws of inheritance.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 346-347) and index.

Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; Foreword to the Canto edition by Richard Dawkins; Introduction to the Canto edition; 1. Adaptation; 2. The theory of natural selection; 3. Heredity; 4. Weismann, Lamarck and the central dogma; 5. Molecular evolution; 6. The origin and early evolution of life; 7. The structure of chromosomes and the control of gene action; 8. Variation; 9. Artificial selection: some experiments with fruitflies; 10. Natural selection in wild populations; 11. Protein polymorphism; 12. Altruism, social behaviour and sex; 13. What are species?; 14. The origins of species; 15. What keeps species distinct?; 16. The genetics of species differences; 17. The fossil evidence; 18. Evolution and development; 19. Evolution and history; Further reading; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521451284
Foreword:
Dawkins, Richard
Author:
Dawkins, Richard
Author:
John Maynard, Smith
Author:
Maynard Smith, John
Author:
Smith, John Maynard
Author:
Maynard-Smith, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto
Series Volume:
145
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 b/w illus.
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.34x5.86x.92 in. 1.12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book describes how evolution theory has been confirmed, but at the same time transformed, by recent research.
"Synopsis" by , A century ago Darwin and Wallace explained how evolution could have happened in terms of processes known to take place today. This book describes how their theory has been confirmed, but at the same time "transformed", by recent research.
"Synopsis" by , All living plants and animals, including man, are the modified descendants of one or a few simple living things. A hundred years ago Darwin and Wallace in their theory of natural selection, or the survival of the fittest, explained how evolution could have happened, in terms of processes known to take place today. In this book John Maynard Smith describes how their theory has been confirmed, but at the same time transformed, by recent research, and in particular by the discovery of the laws of inheritance.
"Synopsis" by , In this book, John Maynard Smith describes how the theory of natural selection has been confirmed, but at the same time transformed, by recent research, and in particular by the discovery of the laws of inheritance.
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