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Natural selection : domains, levels, and challenges

Author: George C Williams
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: Oxford series in ecology and evolution, 3.
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In this work, George C. Williams--one of evolutionary biology's most distinguished scholars--examines the mechanisms and meaning of natural selection in evolution. Williams offers his own perspective on modern evolutionary theory, including discussions of the gene as the unit of selection, clade selection and macroevolution, diversity within and among populations, stasis, and other timely and provocative topics. In  Read more...
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Williams, George C. (George Christopher), 1926-
Natural selection.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91038938
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George C Williams
ISBN: 1423736966 9781423736967 1601298196 9781601298195 9780195069334 0195069331 9780195069327 0195069323
OCLC Number: 228136567
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 208 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1 A Philosophical Position; 2 The Gene as a Unit of Selection; 3 Clade Selection and Macroevolution; 4 Levels of Selection Among Interactors; 5 Optimization and Related Concepts; 6 Historicity and Constraint; 7 Diversity Within and Among Populations; 8 Some Recent Issues; 9 Stasis; 10 Other Challenges and Anomalies; References; Appendix (excerpts for Galen and Paley); Index.
Series Title: Oxford series in ecology and evolution, 3.
Responsibility: George C. Williams.
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