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The genetical theory of natural selection : a complete variorum edition

Author: Ronald A Fisher, Sir; J H Bennett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a definitive edition of R.A. Fisher's classic. It will include both Fisher's original 1930 text and that of a second edition of the book, published in 1958. It also has a new foreword, some unpublished material, and private letters.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald A Fisher, Sir; J H Bennett
ISBN: 0198504403 9780198504405
OCLC Number: 59450775
Notes: Facsim. of ed. published: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1930.
Description: xxii, xiv, 318 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Nature of Inheritance --
II. The Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection --
III. The Evolution of Dominance --
IV. Variation as determined by Mutation and Selection --
V. Variation &c. (continued) --
VI. Sexual Reproduction and Sexual Selection --
VII. Mimicry --
VIII. Man and Society --
IX. The Inheritance of Human Fertility --
X. Reproduction in relation to Social Class --
XI. Social Selection of Fertility --
XII. Conditions of Permanent Civilization.
Responsibility: by R.A. Fisher ; edited with a foreword and notes by J.H. Bennett.

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