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by John Maynard Smith

  • Author: 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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Evolutionary Genetics ePub download

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.

The first edition of Maynard Smith's Evolutionary Genetics (first published in 1989) was welcomed as the first comprehensive introduction to the molecular and population aspects of evolutionary genetics, and has now become one of the definitive textbooks in the field. 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. Theory and mathematics are clearly explained, with the aid of problems at the ends of the chapters, and the author takes care to place these within the context of questions central to current research in evolutionary biology. This Second Edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect new findings and research interests. In the chapter on phenotypic evolution, the author incorporates new research on game theory. The discussions of sex and host-parasite interactions have been extensively revised and the author has added a new chapter on molecular genetics and the reconstruction of evolutionary history. Evolutionary Genetics remains the essential textbook for advanced undergraduates seeking a clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date account of the theory of evolutionary biology.
Eayaroler
The writing is clear and the derivations, for the most part, straightforward. (The derivations of mutational heritability and Fisher's Fundamental Theorem are still somewhat obscure to me.) The problems are also excellent; the computations and manipulations are not overly laborious, but you do have to think and exercise a sound conceptual grasp of the material. Make sure you know first-year calculus before tackling this book.
Darkshaper
I am a Physicist trying to learn a bit about Genetics. I take the book seriously and I solve the problems and the computer proyects that the author poses. The book is highly readable and interesting (just some few type mistakes). This I warranty since I have had not the need of much consulting outside the book and this is not my field of research!!. The author goes from the basics up to some remarks of unsolved problems and controversy.
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