Q10.7: Biological Background Readings?

     Adams, D. with Carwardine M. (1990) "Last Chance to see...",  London:
     Heinemann.  [David  Corne:  I  strongly  suggest you read this. Its a
     report on visits to various parts of  the  world  to  see  endangered
     species. It is remarkably and wonderfully funny and illuminating.  It
     would actually be a good reference to have in any bit of the  FAQ  to
     do  with  genetic  diversity and/or the lack of it, or the remarkable
     kinds of adaptations that can occur for the strangest reasons.]

     Cairns-Smith, A.G. (1985)  "Seven  Clues  to  the  Origin  of  Life",
     Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

     Fisher,  R.A.  (1958)  "The Genetic Theory of Natural Selection", New
     York: Dover.

     Futuyma, D.J. (1986) "Evolutionary Biology", Sunderland, MA:  Sinauer
     Assoc.   [eds note: the bibliography of this book is truly a treasure

     Lewin, B. (1993) "Genes IV".

     Lewontin, R.C. (1974) "The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change", New
     York: Columbia Univ. Press.

     Maynard  Smith,  J. (1972) "On Evolution", Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ.

     Maynard Smith, J. (1978) "Optimization Theory in  Evolution",  Annual
     Review of Ecology and Systematics 9:31-56.
     Maynard  Smith,  J.  (1982)  "Evolution  and  the  Theory  of Games",
     Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

     Maynard Smith, J. (1989) "The Problems of  Biology",  Oxford:  Oxford
     Univ. Press.

     Maynard  Smith,  J.  (1989)  "Evolutionary  Genetics", Oxford: Oxford
     Univ. Press.

     Mayr, E.  (1963)  "Animal  Species  and  Evolution",  Cambridge,  MA:
     Harvard Univ. Press.

     Mayr, E. (1982) "The Groth of Biological Thought", Cambridge, MA: The
     Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press.

     Ridley, M. (1985) "The Problems of Evolution", Oxford:  Oxford  Univ.

     Watson,  J.D.  (1966)  "Molecular  Biology  of the Gene", Menlo Park:

     Watson, J.D., Hopkins, N.H., Roberts, J.W., Steitz,  J.A.  &  Weiner,
     A.M.  (1987)  "Molecular  Biology of the Gene (4th edn)", Menlo Park:

     Williams, G.C. (1966) "Adaptation and Natural Selection",  Princeton,
     NJ: Princeton Univ. Press.

     Wright,  S.  (1932) "The roles of mutation, inbreeding, crossbreeding
     and selection in evolution", in: Proc. of the 6th Int'l  Congress  on
     Genetics I, 356.

     There  is a *lot* of interesting material on biology and evolution in
     the talk.origins newsgroup repository, available by FTP. The index of
     files,  available  from ics.uci.edu:/pub/origins/Index , lists what's
     there, and includes files  on  Darwinism,  definition  of  evolution,
     introduction  to evolutionary biology, a list of important FAQ files,
     speciation,  and genetic drift.
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