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by Robert N. Brandon


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Brandon's book is useful because it focuses on natural selection and adaptation, two concepts central to evolutionary and ecologic studies.

Brandon's book is useful because it focuses on natural selection and adaptation, two concepts central to evolutionary and ecologic studies. He is genuinely interested in how these concepts can be used to understand evolution, and, more importantly, explain the phenomena we observe in our organisms. -American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Adaptation and Environment book. By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable. He proposes that natural selection is the process of differential reproduction resulting from differential adaptedness to a common selective environment.

By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable

By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable. Originally published in 1990.

By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable.

Professor of Philosophy. His most recent book Concepts and Methods in Evolutionary Biology (Cambridge) was published in 1996. During the spring of 1984 he had a visiting appointment at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. Brandon is a member of Duke's Center for the Philosophy of Biology.

Adaptation and Environment. Series: Princeton Legacy Library. Book Description: By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable. Originally published in 1995.

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It presents a powerful analysis of the evolutionary concepts of natural selection, fitness, and adaptation and clarifies controversial issues concerning altruism, group selection, and the idea that organisms are survival machines built for the good of the genes that inhabit them. Sober's is the answering philosophical voice, the voice of a first-rate philosopher and a knowledgeable student of contemporary evolutionary theory. His book merits broad attention among both communities.

By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable. He proposes that natural selection is the process of differential reproduction resulting from differential adaptedness to a common selective environment.

Originally published in 1990.

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Adaptation and Environment download epub
Science & Mathematics
Author: Robert N. Brandon
ISBN: 0691001529
Category: Other
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 3, 1995)
Pages: 226 pages