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Darwinism evolving : systems dynamics and the genealogy of natural selection

Author: David J Depew; Bruce H Weber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Depew; Bruce H Weber
ISBN: 0262041456 9780262041454
OCLC Number: 30438721
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xiii, 588 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: Darwinism as a research tradition --
Evolution and the crisis of Neoclassical biology --
A short look at "one long argument": the origins of On the Origin of Species --
Tory biology and Whig geology: Charles Lyell and the limits of Newtonian dynamics --
The Newton of a Blade of Grass: Darwin and the political economists --
Domesticating Darwin: the British reception of On the Origin of Species --
Ontogeny and phylogeny: the ascendancy of developmentalism in later nineteenth-century evolutionary theory --
Statistics, biometry, and eugenics: Francis Galton and the New Darwinism --
Mendel, Mendelism, and the Mendelian revolution: natural selection versus genetics --
The Boltzmann of a Blade of Grass: R.A. Fisher's thermodynamic model of genetic natural selection --
Giving chance (half) a chance: Sewall Wright, Theodosius Dobzhansky, and genetic drift --
Species, speciation, and systematics in the modern synthesis --
The molecular revolution --
Expanding the synthesis: the modern systhesis responds to the molecular revolution --
Developmentalism Redivivus: evolution's unsolved mysteries --
New models of evolutionary dynamics: selection, self-organization, and complex systems --
The thermodynamics of evolution --
Natural selection, self-organization, and the future of Darwinism.
Responsibility: David J. Depew and Bruce H. Weber.

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