9780691083872-0691083878-Natural Selection in the Wild. (MPB-21)

Natural Selection in the Wild. (MPB-21)

ISBN-13: 9780691083872
ISBN-10: 0691083878
Edition: First Edition
Author: Endler, John A.
Publication date: 1986
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 354 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691083872
ISBN-10: 0691083878
Edition: First Edition
Author: Endler, John A.
Publication date: 1986
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 354 pages

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Acknowledged authors Endler, John A. wrote Natural Selection in the Wild. (MPB-21) comprising 354 pages back in 1986. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691083878 and 9780691083872. Since then Natural Selection in the Wild. (MPB-21) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Natural selection is an immense and important subject, yet there have been few attempts to summarize its effects on natural populations, and fewer still which discuss the problems of working with natural selection in the wild. These are the purposes of John Endler's book. In it, he discusses the methods and problems involved in the demonstration and measurement of natural selection, presents the critical evidence for its existence, and places it in an evolutionary perspective. Professor Endler finds that there are a remarkable number of direct demonstrations of selection in a wide variety of animals and plants. The distribution of observed magnitudes of selection in natural populations is surprisingly broad, and it overlaps extensively the range of values found in artificial selection. He argues that the common assumption that selection is usually weak in natural populations is no longer tenable, but that natural selection is only one component of the process of evolution; natural selection can explain the change of frequencies of variants, but not their origins.

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