The Evolution of Population Biology


Author: Rama S. Singh,Marcy K. Uyenoyama

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139449540

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This 2004 collection of essays deals with the foundation and historical development of population biology and its relationship to population genetics and population ecology on the one hand and to the rapidly growing fields of molecular quantitative genetics, genomics and bioinformatics on the other. Such an interdisciplinary treatment of population biology has never been attempted before. The volume is set in a historical context, but it has an up-to-date coverage of material in various related fields. The areas covered are the foundation of population biology, life history evolution and demography, density and frequency dependent selection, recent advances in quantitative genetics and bioinformatics, evolutionary case history of model organisms focusing on polymorphisms and selection, mating system evolution and evolution in the hybrid zones, and applied population biology including conservation, infectious diseases and human diversity. This is the third of three volumes published in honour of Richard Lewontin.

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Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Health, Race and German Politics Between National Unification and Nazism, 1870-1945


Author: Paul Weindling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423977

Category: History

Page: 641

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Based on a wealth of hitherto neglected archival sources, this study analyzes the origins, social composition and impact of eugenics in the context of the social and political tension of the rapidly industrializing Nazi empire. Until recently, historians of German racism have limited their analysis of the origins of the Holocaust to a handful of völkisch racial ideologies, overlooking the effects of racial ideas on biology, on the rapidly expanding medical profession and on public health services. Historians of medicine and social and political historians of modern Germany will be interested in this important book.