The Theory of Evolution

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The Theory of Evolution
The Theory of Evolution cover.jpg
Author Maynard Smith, John
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Evolutionary biology
Genre Science
Publisher Penguin Books (1958 edition), Cambridge University Press (1993 edition)
Publication date
1958, 1993
Media type Hardcover, Paperback
ISBN 0-14-020433-4 (1958 edition), ISBN 0-521-45128-0 (1993 edition)
OCLC 2098708
LC Class QH366.2 .M392 1975

The Theory of Evolution is a book by English evolutionary biologist and geneticist John Maynard Smith, originally published in 1958 in time for 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the centenary of the publication of The Origin of Species the following year. It serves as a general introduction to the eponymous subject, intended to be accessible to those with little technical knowledge of the area. It has been highly successful, considered by many as the definitive publication of its type.[1] The original version was updated several times, and a Canto edition, with a foreword by Richard Dawkins, and newly written introduction by the author, was published in 1996.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard Dawkins: Foreword to The Theory of Evolution by John Maynard Smith". Centre for the Study of Evolution, University of Sussex. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-04.