Sewall Wright and Evolutionary Biology

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 13, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 562 pages
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"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
 

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I love Provine's writings, I love Provine's speeches. Sewall Wright was famous for being shy and modest. Only Will Provine could have produced such a vivid biography out of Wright's life. This is one ... Read full review

Contents

Early Life and Education 18891912
1
High School Days 19021906
11
Academic Work at Lombard Fall 1906Spring 1909
19
Cold Spring Harbor 1911
27
William Ernest Castle Edward Murray East and the Bussey
34
The Bussey Institution and Edward Murray East
44
Size Inheritance
50
Harvard 19121915
64
The University of Chicago and Physiological Genetics
160
The Problem of Adaptation and Mechanisms of Evolution
207
Wright Fisher and the Theory of Evolution in Nature
232
Wrights Shifting Balance Theory of Evolution
277
Wright Dobzhansky and the Genetics of Natural Populations
327
The Genetics of Natural Populations Series
366
Evolutionary Theory 19401955
404
The Madison Years
457

Duplicate Genes in Primula sinensis
74
Inheritance in Guinea Pigs
80
Intermediate Roughness
86
USDA and Washington 19151925
98
Path Coefficients and Animal Breeding
126
References
501
Publications by Sewall Wright
521
Index
531
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