The Founders of Evolutionary Genetics A Centenary Reappraisal (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science) by S. Sarkar

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Pages Sarkar, Sahotra. Buy The Founders of Evolutionary Genetics () (): A Centenary Reappraisal: NHBS - Edited By: S Sarkar, Kluwer Academic Publishers About Help Blog Jobs Established NHBS GmbH CovidPrice Range: £ - £ The foregoing considerations were intended to show why Fisher, Haldane, Muller and Wright should be considered together in the history of theoretical evolutionary genetics.

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