One should have a rather good knowledge of basic algebra, statistics, botany and biology to fully understand this book.
That is significant because natural selection is blind but chooses adaptations in a non-random way and Williams gives more depth to that non-random part and meaning.
Group survival, therefore, is a chance consequence of the these adaptations, as well as related errors such as mutation and introgression.
George Christopher Williams (1926 2010) was professor emeritus of biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven H. Propp
This is a classic in evolutionary theory; it is one of the more important works published in the past half century on the subject. Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by Steven A. Peterson
This is my favorite book on the topic, and if you're reading this then you should probably get it.
It's not quite as accessible as Richard Dawkins' books, but I find this book... Read more
Williams' classic work on the theory of evolution has natural selection take on social phenomena in a resounding and suprisingly still current overview of the research that was for... Read morePublished on May 20, 2008 by S. E. Chastain