The Evolution of Theodosius Dobzhansky : Essays on His Life and Thought in Russia and America.Material type: TextSeries: Princeton legacy libraryPublication details: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014. Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400863808; 1400863805Subject(s): Dobzhansky, Theodosius, 1900-1975 -- Political and social views -- Congresses | Dobzhansky, Theodosius, 1900-1975 | Genetics -- Soviet Union -- History -- Congresses | Evolution (Biology) -- History -- Congresses | SCIENCE -- History | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Evolution | Evolution (Biology) | Genetics | Political and social views | Soviet Union | Biology | Health & Biological Sciences | Biology - GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | 7 Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Evolution of Theodosius Dobzhansky : Essays on His Life and Thought in Russia and America.DDC classification: 575.1/092 | B LOC classification: QH31.D58Online resources: Click here to access online
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This volume not only offers an intellectual biography of one of the most important biologists and social thinkers of the twentieth century but also illuminates the development of evolutionary studies in Russia and in the West. Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975), a creator of the ""evolutionary synthesis"" and the author of its first modern statement, Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937), founded modern Western population genetics and wrote many popular books on such topics as human evolution, race and racism, equality, and human destiny. In this, the first book devoted to an anal.
Preface ; Acknowledgments ; INTRODUCTION; Introduction: Theodosius Dobzhansky in Russia and America ; Theodosius Dobzhansky: A Family Story ; PART ONE: RUSSIAN ROOTS ; Dobzhansky and Russian Entomology: The Origin of His Ideas on Species and Speciation ; Filipchenko and Dobzhansky: Issues in Evolutionary Genetics in the 1920s; From the Archives: Dobzhansky in Kiev and Leningrad ; PART TWO: THE MORGAN LAB; Theodosius Dobzhansky, the Morgan Lab, and the Breakdown of the Naturalist/Experimentalist Dichotomy, 1927-1947; The Origin of Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species.
Fly Room West: Dobzhansky D. pseudoobscura, and Scientific Practice ; Dobzhansky on Evolutionary Dynamics: Some Questions about His Russian Background ; PART THREE: THE SCIENTIFIC LEGACY ; Dobzhansky, Waddington, and Schmalhausen: Embryology and the Modern Synthesis; Theodosius Dobzhansky Remembered: Genetic Coadaptation ; Dobzhansky, Artificial Life, and the ""Larger Questions"" of Evolution ; PART FOUR: DOBZHANSKY'S WORLDVIEW ; The Evolutionary Worldview of Theodosius Dobzhansky ; Dobzhansky and the Biology of Democracy: The Moral and Political Significance of Genetic Variation.
Dobzhansky in the ""Nature-Nurture"" Debate Dobzhansky and the Problem of Progress ; Contributors.