Evolution: Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith

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Paul John Greenwood, Paul H. Harvey, Montgomery Slatkin
CUP Archive, 1985 - Science - 328 pages
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John Maynard Smith was originally trained as an engineer but, despite important excursions into animal mechanics, ecology and ethology, he is now best known as an international authority on evolution. His pre-eminence is based in large part on original research contributions coupled with an uncanny ability for revealing simple explanations to apparently intractable problems. This wide-ranging volume contains a collection of new and original essays, all inspired by Maynard Smith's writings. The essays span the whole field of evolutionary biology: from microevolution to macroevolution; from evolutionarily stable strategies to sympatric speciation; and from population processes in plants to the arithmetic of assessment in animals.
  

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Contents

b o bengtsson Institute of Genetics University of Lund Solvegatan
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Evolutionary ecology and John Maynard Smith
107
The evolution of senescence
117
Germination strategies
129
When plants play the field
143
Homage to the null weasel
155
respect
173
Functions of communal care in mammals
187
Birth sex ratios and the reproductive success
221
Distribution of dioecy and selfincompatibility
237
Natural selection and the evolutionary ecology of
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The evolution of sexual size dimorphism in birds
287
Leks and the unanimity of female choice
301
a parker Department of Zoology University of Liverpool Liverpool
306
j seger Department of Biology Princeton University Princeton
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is Maynard Smith necessary?
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About the author (1985)

John Maynard Smith is an eminent evolutionary biologist and author of many books on evolution, both for scientists and the general public. He is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex, UK, Fellow of the Royal Society, winner of the Darwin Medal, and laureate of the Crafoord Prize of the
Swedish Academy of Sciences. David Harper is Senior Lecturer in Evolution, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, UK.

Carmel Greenwood, born in Australia, visited Hong Kong for a two-week holiday and stayed for thirty years. She has studied, practised and taught metaphysics for many years in the Far East, San Francisco and London, where she now lives.

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