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The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection
The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection is a book by R.A. Fisher. It was first published in 1930 by Clarendon. It is one of the most important books of the modern evolutionary synthesis and is obligatorily cited in biology books. The great biologist W. D. Hamilton noted on the cover of the 1999 variorum edition:
Poignantly, Hamilton would "ultimately graduate" in 2000.
Additional recommended knowledge
A second slightly revised edition was republished 1958. In 1999 a third variorum edition (ISBN 0-19-850440-3), with the original 1930 text, annotated with the 1958 alterations, notes and alterations accidentally omitted from the second edition was published, being edited by Henry Bennett.
It contains the following chapters:
The book is notable for a discussion of Fisher's fundamental theorem of natural selection. The last five chapters include Fisher's more idiosyncratic views on eugenics.
The book is dedicated to Major Leonard Darwin, Fisher's friend and correspondent and son of Charles Darwin.
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