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Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought

By: George C Williams

307 pages, no illustrations

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jun 1996 | #53263 | ISBN: 0691026157
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With a new preface by the author. Famous essay in defence of Darwinian selection as a sufficient theory to explain evolution without the necessity of group selection, population adaptation, or progress. Still a classic after thirty years.

A beautifully written and excellently reasoned essay in defense of Darwinian selection as a sufficient theory to explain evolution without the necessity of group selection, population adaptation, or progress. -- R. C. Lewontin Science This is an exciting, significant, and important work... On the whole it will have a very beneficial influence on biology with a rich supply of subjects and targets for some years to come... This is a carefully constructed, carefully written scholarly work, in the best sense of these words. -- L. B. Slobodkin The Quarterly Review of Biology


Contents

<table><TR><TD> <TD>Preface (1996) <TD>Introduction <TR><TD>2 <TD>Natural Selection, Adaptation, and Progress <TR><TD>3 <TD>Natural Selection, Ecology and Morphogenesis <TR><TD>4 <TD>Group Selection <TR><TD>5 <TD>Adaptations of the Genetic System <TR><TD>6 <TD>Reproductive Physiology and Behavior <TR><TD>7 <TD>Social Adaptations <TR><TD>8 <TD>Other Supposedly Group-Related Adaptations <TR><TD>9 <TD>The Scientific Study of Adaptation <TR><TD> <TD>Literature Cited <TR><TD> <TD>Index


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