The Dynamics of Evolution
Albert Somit
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The Dynamics of Evolution

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Unknown Binding, 325 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Cornell University Press
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Punctuated equilibrium is a theory of evolutionary change originally championed by Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould. It posits stasis in evolutionary change over long periods of time--punctuated by a rapid (in evolutionary terms) change. This volume features essays by key figures in the debate over the validity of this perspective--including by Eldredge and Gould themselves. There is also a magisterial essay by one of the deans of neo-Darwinian theory--Ernst Mayr. There is a second part to t...more
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I co-edited this volume; I'm pleased to say that many of the major figures in the debate over punctuated equilibrium theory consented to write chapters for this book.
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