From Book News
<:;st> The first edition (1980) is one of the 10 titles on quantitative genetics/population genetics cited in BCL3
. For upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students with some background in genetics and population biology. Contains nine chapters with illustrations, boxed examples and problems. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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It is a pleasure to read this new edition of a classical textbook on population genetics. It shows very convincingly how population genetics has been revamped in the past 20 years by the introduction of new statistical and computational methods (in particular, coalescent theory), and the advent of genomic data, as well as how these developments changed a formerly rather arcane science and moved it toward the center of modern biology. … In summary, the essence of population genetics is nicely condensed in this book. The presentation is wonderfully balanced between theory and observation, as well as classical and recent data sets and analysis tools. --Wolfgang Stephan, The Quarterly Review of Biology