Evolutionary Genetics ePub download
by John Maynard Smith
- ISBN: 0198502311
- ISBN13: 978-0198502319
- ePub: 1576 kb | FB2: 1465 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (April 9, 1998)
- Pages: 354
- Rating: 4.5/5
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John Maynard Smith FRS (6 January 1920 – 19 April 2004) was a British theoretical and mathematical evolutionary biologist and geneticist
John Maynard Smith FRS (6 January 1920 – 19 April 2004) was a British theoretical and mathematical evolutionary biologist and geneticist. Originally an aeronautical engineer during the Second World War, he took a second degree in genetics under the well-known biologist J. B. S. Haldane. Maynard Smith was instrumental in the application of game theory to evolution with George R. Price, and theorised on other problems such as the evolution of sex and signalling theory.
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JOHN Maynard Smith was one of the most influential evolutionary biologists of the generation that succeeded the founding fathers of population genetics, as he was fond of calling Fisher, Wright, and Haldane. Maynard Smith's father was a London surgeon, but died when John was 8 years old. His mother came from a well-to-do Edinburgh family. His childhood holidays were spent with his grandparents in rural Somerset, where, without any encouragement from adults, he developed a strong interest in natural history (Maynard Smith 1985).
Authored by an internationally prominent figure in the field, Evolutionary Genetics unites the molecular and population approaches to evolution to show how population genetics can be applied to real biological problems.
Aimed at advanced undergraduates in the biological sciences, the book covers basic population and quantitative genetics, evolutionary game theory, behavioural evolution, sexual selection and mating systems, speciation, and macroevolution.
Evolutionary Genetics. Publication Date - April 1998. Aimed at advanced undergraduates in the biological sciences, the book covers basic population and quantitative genetics, evolutionary game theory, behavioral evolution, sexual selection and mating systems, speciation, and macroevolution.
John Maynard Smith certainly made sure that no one, henceforth, could ignore the power of game theoretical thinking for all aspects of population biology. Furthermore, what Ernst Mayr called & greatest conceptual revolution in biology´, namely, & replacement of typological thinking by population thinking´ (Mayr 1970), was transferred by John Maynard Smith into game theory. The fact that John Maynard Smith was initially trained as an engineer had a significant impact on his biological work. In 1938, as an eighteen-year old graduate from Eton, he had visited his uncle, a British.