Sewall Wright and Evolutionary Biology

William B. Provine

Sewall Wright and Evolutionary Biology
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William B. Provine

562 pages | 20 halftones, 27 line drawings | © 1986
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780226684734 Published April 1989
"Provine's thorough and thoroughly admirable examination of Wright's life and influence, which is accompanied by a very useful collection of Wright's papers on evolution, is the best we have for any recent figure in evolutionary biology."—Joe Felsenstein, Nature

"In Sewall Wright and Evolutionary Biology . . . Provine has produced an intellectual biography which serves to chart in considerable detail both the life and work of one man and the history of evolutionary theory in the middle half of this century. Provine is admirably suited to his task. . . . The resulting book is clearly a labour of love which will be of great interest to those who have a mature interest in the history of evolutionary theory."-John Durant, ;ITimes Higher Education Supplement;X
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Early Life and Education, 1889-1912
2. William Ernest Castle, Edward Murray East, and the Bussey Institution of Harvard
3. Harvard, 1912-1915
4. USDA and Washington, 1915-1925
5. Path Coefficients and Animal Breeding
6. The University of Chicago and Physiological Genetics, 1926-1955
7. The Problem of Adaptation and Mechanisms of Evolution after Darwin
8. Wright, Fisher, and the Theory of Evolution in Nature
9. Wright's Shifting Balance Theory of Evolution
10. Wright, Dobzhansky, and the Genetics of Natural Populations
11. The Genetics of Natural Populations Series
12. Evolutionary Theory, 1940-1955
13. The Madison Years
References
Publications by Sewall Wright
Index
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