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The Resource Adaptation and natural selection : a critique of some current evolutionary thought, George C. Willams ; with a new foreword by Richard Dawkins

Adaptation and natural selection : a critique of some current evolutionary thought, George C. Willams ; with a new foreword by Richard Dawkins

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Adaptation and natural selection : a critique of some current evolutionary thought
Title
Adaptation and natural selection
Title remainder
a critique of some current evolutionary thought
Statement of responsibility
George C. Willams ; with a new foreword by Richard Dawkins
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Language
eng
Summary
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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YDX
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1926-2010
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Williams, George C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH546
LC item number
.W55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1941-
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Dawkins, Richard
Series statement
Princeton science library
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  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Evolution (Biology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Adaptation and natural selection : a critique of some current evolutionary thought, George C. Willams ; with a new foreword by Richard Dawkins
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 1966
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface (1996) -- Preface -- Introduction -- Natural selection, adaptation, and progress -- Natural selection, ecology, and morphogenesis -- Group selection -- Adaptation of the genetic system -- Reproductive physiology and behavior -- Social adaptations -- Other supposedly group-related adaptations -- The scientific study of adaptation
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
New Princeton Science Library edition.
Extent
xxiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780691182865
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018947920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3484120
  • 1952381
  • 456648
Label
Adaptation and natural selection : a critique of some current evolutionary thought, George C. Willams ; with a new foreword by Richard Dawkins
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 1966
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface (1996) -- Preface -- Introduction -- Natural selection, adaptation, and progress -- Natural selection, ecology, and morphogenesis -- Group selection -- Adaptation of the genetic system -- Reproductive physiology and behavior -- Social adaptations -- Other supposedly group-related adaptations -- The scientific study of adaptation
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
New Princeton Science Library edition.
Extent
xxiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780691182865
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018947920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3484120
  • 1952381
  • 456648

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