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Adaptation and natural selection : a critique of some current evolutionary thought

Author: George C Williams
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
Series: Princeton science library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Princeton science library edView all editions and formats
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Biological evolution is a fact - but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. This title includes essay in defense of Darwinism; its suggestions for developing  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George C Williams
ISBN: 0691026157 9780691026152
OCLC Number: 35230452
Notes: Originally published in 1966; 1st Princeton pbk. print., 1974; 1st print. in Princeton science library, with new pref. by author, 1996.
Description: xv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface (1996)Preface1Introduction32Natural Selection, Adaptation, and Progress203Natural Selection, Ecology and Morphogenesis564Group Selection925Adaptations of the Genetic System1256Reproductive Physiology and Behavior1587Social Adaptations1938Other Supposedly Group-Related Adaptations2219The Scientific Study of Adaptation251Literature Cited275Index291</
Series Title: Princeton science library.
Responsibility: George C. Williams.

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