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The theory of evolution

Author: John Maynard Smith
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Knjižnica Canto.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Canto edView all editions and formats
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All living plants and animals, including man, are the modified descendants of one or a few simple living things. A hundred years ago Darwin and Wallace in their theory of natural selection, or the survival of the fittest, explained how evolution could have happened, in terms of processes known to take place today. In this book John Maynard Smith describes how their theory has been confirmed, but at the same time  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Maynard Smith
ISBN: 0521451280 9780521451284
OCLC Number: 27676642
Description: xxii 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Canto edition --
Adaptation --
Theory of natural selection --
Heredity --
Weismann, Lamarck, and the central dogma --
Molecular evolution --
Origin and early evolution of life --
Structure of chromosomes and the control of gene action --
Variation --
Artificial selection: some experiments with fruitflies --
Natural selection in wild populations --
Protein polymorphism --
Altruism, social behaviour, and sex --
What are species? --
Origins of species --
What keeps species distinct? --
Genetics of species differences --
Fossil evidence --
Evolution and development --
Evolution and history.
Series Title: Knjižnica Canto.
Responsibility: John Maynard Smith.
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'Few people in the world are better qualified than John Maynard Smith to explain evolution to us, and no subject more than evolution deserves such a talented teacher. Like Darwin himself, Maynard Read more...

 
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