Natural Selection

Natural Selection : Domains, Levels and Challenges

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This volume in the "Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution" examines the mechanism and action of natural selection in evolution. Williams offers his own synthesis of modern evolutionary theory - including discussions of the gene as the unit of selection, clade selection and macroevolution, diversity within and among populations, statis, and other issues central to the study of evolution.show more

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  • Hardback | 218 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 23mm | 543g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 halftone, line drawings
  • 0195069323
  • 9780195069327

Table of contents

A philosophical position; The gene as a unit of selection; Clade selection and macroevolution; Levels of selection among interactors; Optimization and kindred concepts; Historicity and constraint; Diversity within and between clades; Some recent controversies; Stasis; Other challenges and anomalies; Bibliography; Appendix.show more

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